Hot chick, cannibals, blood, fighting, violence, and friggin’ Beowulf himself! Do you really need much more to get you excited about seeing the newest cannibal flick out of the UK? Yeah, we don’t either.
From the Press Release
Jaime Winstone (pictured right) is to star alongside her father, Ray Winstone, in ELFIE HOPKINS – a twisted tale of cannibalism set in a British rural hunting village, which begins principal photography on March 8 in locations around Cardiff. This is the first time both actors have worked together.
Jaime plays the title role, a quirky “wanna-be” detective whose appetite for a real-life case is matched by the appetites of a new family (The Gammons) who move into the village. Ray Winstone plays the local butcher, and meat is definitely on the menu…
Jaime said, “Elfie Hopkins has been an alter ego of mine for a while now, and I can’t wait for the world to meet her. She’ll kick ass! For me, Elfie’s a dream role to play, and I feel there is a gap in the British film industry which we will more then fill! I can’t wait to work with Ryan Andrews – he is a young and exciting director with a vision that can match my imagination.”
Producer Jonathan Sothcott added, “We’re delighted to be bringing Jaime and Ray Winstone together in a movie for the first time. They are both utterly compelling screen actors, and we have a script worthy of their combined talents. I know Jaime will make Elfie an instant cult icon, and in Ryan Andrews I have a director I think will be seen as a British Tim Burton”
ELFIE HOPKINS is made by Black and Blue Films in association with Ray Winstone and Michael Wiggs’ company Size 9 Productions. The film also stars Aneurin Barnard (Spring Awakening, Ironclad) and Kimberley Nixon (Cherrybomb)
The film is directed by Ryan Andrews, who also wrote the screenplay and acts as co-producer. Billy Murray and Ray Winstone exec produce.
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