Magazine article Screen International

Cannes: Duffy to Star in Romance

Magazine article Screen International

Cannes: Duffy to Star in Romance

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EXCLUSIVE: Duffy film, Niall Johnson rom-com on Parkland Pictures slate.

Parkland Pictures comes to Cannes with new romances Secret Love, set to star British singer-songwriter Duffy (Duffy Jones), and Niall Johnson's Scrum Like it Hot.

Secret Love, budgeted at $3.2m, aims to shoot in Wales this autumn. It charts the bittersweet love story between a young woman and an older, married man and her subsequent turmoil after he unexpectedly passes.

Grammy and Brit Award-winning singer Duffy, whose 2008 debut album Rockferry sold more than 7 million copies worldwide and featured hit singles Mercy and Warwick Avenue, will also compose original songs for the film and work on the soundtrack.

Duffy made her acting debut on 2010 drama Patagonia. Her music has appeared in films including An Education and Bride Wars.

Director will be Dewi Humphreys (My Family), producer is Chantelle de Carvalho and writer is Emyr Humphreys.

The production is currently casting additional roles.

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Also new to Parkland's slate is $2. …

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