Magazine article Screen International

Koch, Independent Board Shakespeare Comedy

Magazine article Screen International

Koch, Independent Board Shakespeare Comedy

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EXCLUSIVE: February shoot for comedy which Koch will distribute in multiple European markets.

Partners are gathering around Shakespeare comedy Bill ahead of the film's start of shoot on Feb 10 on location in Yorkshire and London.

Independent has boarded international sales ahead of the EFM while Koch Media, which has been aboard for some time, has committed to distribution in UK, Germany and Scandinavia.

The Cowboy Films/Punk Cinema production will tell the story of "what really happened" during Shakespeare's 'lost years' - how the hopeless lute player Bill Shakespeare left his family and home to follow his dream. Along the way he encounters murderous kings, spies, lost loves, and a plot to blow up Queen Elizabeth.

The film will star the BAFTA-winning lead cast of BBC TV's Horrible Histories and Sky One's Yonderland - Mathew Baynton, Simon Farnaby, Martha Howe-Douglas, Jim Howick, Laurence Rickard and Ben Willbond - who together will play 40 roles in the film. …

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