Tom Wilkinson Joins Good People

Millennium Films has announced that filming has begun on their thriller Good People at England’s Shepperton Studios with Oscar nominee Tom Wilkinson joining the cast of James Franco, Kate Hudson and Omar Sy.

Wilkinson is a very prolific British actor who has received two Oscar nominations, the first for Todd Field’s In the Bedroom and the second for Tony Gilroy’s Michael Clayton, although CS readers may be more familiar with him for his turn as Carmine Falcone in Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins.

Millennium has also provided a few more details about the thriller based on the novel by Marcus Sakey with a new plot summary:

Good People is a contemporary thriller about an American couple living in London who fall into severe debt renovating his family’s home. And then they find the tenant in their downstairs apartment has passed away and left $200,000 cash. All they have to do is take the money and their problems will be solved. So they do. That is when very bad things start happening to good people.

The film marks the English language debut of Oscar-nominated Danish director Henrik Genz (Terribly Happy), working from a screenplay by Kelly Masterson, Paul Grellong and Christina Hodson.

Below is the full press release from Millennium Films, which includes a couple of tidbits about other projects in the pipeline from them and the prolific Film 360:

Millennium Films is proud to announce that filming on Good People has begun at Shepperton Studios in England. Academy Award® nominee Tom Wilkinson joins the all star cast lead by Academy Award® nominee James Franco, Academy Award®-nominee Kate Hudson and Omar Sy (star of the worldwide smash hit The Intouchables).

Good People is a contemporary thriller about an American couple living in London who fall into severe debt renovating his family’s home. And then they find the tenant in their downstairs apartment has passed away and left ₤200,000 cash. All they have to do is take the money and their problems will be solved. So they do. That is when very bad things start happening to good people.

The screenplay is written by Kelly Masterson, Paul Grellong and Christina Hodson. It is based on the novel by Marcus Sakey.

The film represents Oscar® nominated director Henrik Genz’s English language feature debut. His creative team includes production designer Kave Quinn (Trainspotting, Layer Cake, The Woman In Black), costume designer Keith Madden (The Woman In Black, Eden Lake, Centurion), and cinematographer JØrgen Johansson (Italian For Beginners, Flame And Citron, Terribly Happy).

Good People is produced by Thomas Gammeltoft, Ben Forkner, Tobey Maguire, Eric Kranzler, and Mark Gill, with Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, Matt O’Toole, John Thompson, Boaz Davidson and Matthew Plouffe serving as executive producers. Paul Ritchie is co-producer.

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