Magazine article Screen International

Justin Kerrigan Signs on to Urban Hymn for Instinctive

Magazine article Screen International

Justin Kerrigan Signs on to Urban Hymn for Instinctive

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The Berlin-based company behind The Divide wants to explore UK co-productions and will share producing duties with Powder Keg Pictures in association with Mighty Village and Universal Music UK.

Kerrigan was the director behind the cult comedy Human Traffic and will direct Urban Hymn from Nick Moorcroft's screenplay about a female offender with a great singing voice who is championed by a social worker.

The story takes place against the backdrop of the riots that swept across parts of the UK last summer. Principal photography is set to commence in and around Bristol and Cardiff on May 1.

Following a nationwide search an unknown singer-songwriter has been cast in the lead role and has also signed with Universal Music UK, who will release her debut album day-and-date with the film's release. …

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