Marvel’s Daredevil star Charlie Cox will headline the vampire feature Eat Local
Charlie Cox (Marvel’s Daredevil, The Theory of Everything) has joined the cast of the upcoming vampire feature, Eat Local. The project marks the directorial debut of actor Jason Flemyng and features a script by BAFTA-nominee Danny King (Wild Bill).
Eat Local revolves around unwitting Essex boy Sebastian, whose promise of a night of passion with ravishing cougar Vanessa quickly turns into a fight for survival after she introduces him to some of her friends – a coven of hungry vampires – at a remote farmhouse. As if Sebastian’s night couldn’t get any worse, a heavily armed band of mercenary vampire hunters led by the steadfast Captain Bingham crashes the party – and much like the vampires, they’re out for blood.
The Eat Local cast also includes Mackenzie Crook (Pirates of the Caribbean series, Game of Thrones), Dexter Fletcher (Eddie the Eagle), Freema Agyeman (Doctor Who), Eve Myles (Doctor Who, Torchwood), Ruth Jones (Gavin & Stacey), Annette Crosbie (Into the Woods) and Vincent Regan (Lockout, 300), and introduces Billy Cook as Sebastian.
Rod Smith of Evolution Pictures is producing, along with Jonathan Sothcott and Neil Jones of Hereford Films.
“‘Eat Local has been 10 years in the making and has been through so many different budgets and guises but me and Danny King have worked together and finally we’re here,” says Flemyng. “We’re 3 days in to shooting and 50% of what we’re doing is better than I could have imagined and 50% is as good as I could have hoped. Everyone is working really hard with budgets they haven’t seen for 20 years and the actors are working for beer & lunch money. But we’re doing it, we’ve pulled it together, and I’m so thrilled.”
“This project has been on my radar for some time and I was delighted that, through Evolution Pictures, we were able to secure Jason Flemyng to make his directorial debut with Danny King’s brilliant script,” adds Smith. “The cast and crew are all amazing – everyone involved knows that this film will be something very special and an exceptional addition to the genre. I’m very proud to have Eat Local as Evolution Pictures’ biggest film to date, and look forward to everyone being blown away by it!”
“‘Eat Local is without a doubt the best film I’ve been involved with,” says Sothcott. “Danny King has written an absolutely fantastic, smart script and Flemyng is the best prepared director I’ve ever worked with; he’s an absolute natural. The cast speaks for itself and I can’t wait for people to see it.”
Principal photography will wrap in February after a four-week shoot in Hertfordshire.
Eat Local is being sold at the forthcoming European Film Market in Berlin by GFM Films’ newly formed sales arm GFM Evolution.
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