Magazine article Screen International

Matthew Rhys to Star in Adaption of Du Maurier's the Scapegoat

Magazine article Screen International

Matthew Rhys to Star in Adaption of Du Maurier's the Scapegoat

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It will be the first production to come out of London-based film and TV company Island Pictures.

Brothers And Sisters actor Matthew Rhys and Gosford Park actress Eileen Atkins are to star in an adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier's The Scapegoat, which is being produced by Island Pictures.

The psychological thriller about a man who meets his rich doppelganger and takes over his life will be sold as a theatrical feature worldwide by Content and premiere on television in the UK on ITV.

Charles Sturridge, who co-wrote the original Brideshead Revisited TV adaptation, has written the screenplay and will direct.

The project has been backed by ITV and Content Film.

Title: The Scapegoat

Production Company: Island Pictures

Director: Charles Sturridge

International Sales: ContentFilm International

It will be the first production to come out of new company Island Pictures, set up in 2010 by Dominic Minghella (who created UK TV series Doc Martin) and Sarah Beardsall, who began her career as a casting director working on The Talented Mr Ripley and Four Weddings And A Funeral. …

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