Magazine article Screen International

eOne to Release Turner Biopic

Magazine article Screen International

eOne to Release Turner Biopic

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EXCLUSIVE: eOne will release Turner biopic, a Momentum acquisition, in 2014.

eOne will release Mike Leigh's J.M.W Turner biopic in the UK in 2014 as part of a deal negotiated between the production and Momentum Pictures, which was acquired by eOne last year.

The BFI, Film4 and FFI-backed drama is due to shoot later this year. Focus Features International boarded international rights during the EFM.

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Mike Leigh's J.M.W Turner biopic

Another Year

"Turner as a character is compelling," said Leigh during the EFM. "I want to explore the man, his working life, his relationships and how he lived. But what fascinates me most is the drama that lies in the tension between this driven eccentric and the epic, timeless world he evoked in his masterpieces."

Timothy Spall will play Turner, with the actor and Leigh, who worked together on Life Is Sweet, Secrets & Lies, Topsy-Turvy and All Or Nothing, reuniting for the first time in a decade on the untitled project. …

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