Magazine article Screen International

Caton-Jones Drama Begins Shoot

Magazine article Screen International

Caton-Jones Drama Begins Shoot

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EXCLUSIVE: Shirley Henderson, Letitia Wright, Isabella Laughland star; Metro International to sell.

Shoot is underway in London on Michael Caton-Jones drama Urban Hymn, Nick Moorcroft's (St. Trinian's) script about the relationship between a young female offender and a determined social worker during the 2011 UK summer riots.

Shirley Henderson (Southcliffe) will star opposite Screen Star of Tomorrow Letitia Wright (Top Boy, My Brother The Devil) and Isabella Laughland (Now Is Good).

Additional cast includes Ian Hart, Steven Mackintosh and musician and activist Billy Bragg.

The coming of age story set in south-west London follows a wayward teen with a talent for singing who becomes torn between her loyalties towards an inspiring, unconventional care worker and her possessive and volatile best friend.

Caton-Jones commented: "I'm tremendously excited with the potential of Urban Hymn. Nick Moorcroft's heartbreakingly beautiful screenplay perfectly captures a tale of hope and humanity and examines the transcendental nature of music in a cold and cruel world. …

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