Noel Fielding is to appear in a new film due out next year.
Set The Thames On Fire is written by Al Joshua and directed by Ben Charles Edwards. It’s produced by Sadie Frosts Blonde To Black Pictures which specialises in nurturing young talent.
According to the director the film is the darkly comic story of two dirty angels, two boys, Art and Sal, living in a dream-city London of huge sparkling stars and shifting alleyways full of danger and adventure. The moon looms above them and the Thames is rejecting its dead.
Surviving on the edge of a strictly hierarchical society controlled by the violent and all-powerful Impresario and populated by the careless lost souls of a modern-day Sodom & Gomorrah, the boys’ desire for freedom, beauty and escape brings them into terrifying conflict with those who would own the contract on their souls.
Following instinct and chance, blooming like weeds in the gutter, the boys aim for the stars, waging everything on the hope that powerful forces come to the aid of those who act boldly, and that fortune favours the brave.
Noel plays the character Dickie, with Sadie Frost as Mrs Hortense and Sally Phillips as Colette. Art and Sal are Michael Winder and Max Bennett.
The film is in production at the moment, we’ll be sure to tell you more when we hear it.
Edit: A photo from the shoot, courtesy of timothyrenouf