Magazine article Screen International

Brian Cox to Star as Sir Matt Busby in Theatre of Dreams

Magazine article Screen International

Brian Cox to Star as Sir Matt Busby in Theatre of Dreams

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He is joined by Natascha McElhone, Anne Reid, Philip Jackson and newcomer Jack Smith in the fictional family feature which is being directed by Manchester born David Scheinmann.

Cox will play the former Manchester United boss as he helps 11 year old tearaway Georgie (played by newcomer Jack Smith) to fulfill his footballing dream, whilst putting his own demons of the Busby Babes plane disaster to rest.

James Callis, Toby Stephens and Kate Ashfield will also star in the film, which is the second feature from photographer turned film-maker Scheinmann, who describes the project as "Billy Eilliot meets Bend It Like Beckham". His debut feature was the 2006 The West Wittering Affair. The script has been written by Masimilliano Durante, Carmelo Pennisi and Scheinmann.

Title: Theatre of Dreams

Director: David Scheinmann

Producer: Bill and Ben Productions, Justin Peyton and Manuela Noble

Cast: Natascha McElhone, Brian Cox, Anne Reid, Philip Jackson and Jack Smith

Distributor: Trinity Films

Funding: Trinity Films

The children in the film were cast following a nationwide search of the UK and include budding professional footballers Joshua Dunne, Sam Wisniewski and Finlay Preston. …

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