Magazine article Screen International

Starred Up Sets UK Release Date

Magazine article Screen International

Starred Up Sets UK Release Date

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Fox Searchlight to release BIFA nominee, starring Jack O'Connell and Homeland's Rupert Friend.

Prison drama Starred Up, which last week led the British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) nominations with eight nods, is to be released in cinemas in the UK and Ireland on March 21 2014 distributed by Fox Searchlight PicturesIt is the story of a young man, Eric (Jack O'Connell), who is prematurely transferred from a young offenders' institution to adult jail for being too violent. As he struggles to assert himself against the prison officers and the other inmates, he has to confront his own father Nev (Ben Mendelsohn), a man who has spent most of his life in jail.

As Eric forges allegiances with other prisoners, and learns that his rage can be overcome through his work with prison therapist Oliver (Rupert Friend), he discovers the new rules of survival. But there are forces at work that threaten to destroy him. …

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