Magazine article Screen International

Timothy Spall to Star in the Special One

Magazine article Screen International

Timothy Spall to Star in the Special One

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EXCLUSIVE: British actor set to star in prison-based comedy-drama.

Revered British actor Timothy Spall (Mr. Turner) is set to star in new British prison-based comedy-dramaThe Special One, being pre-sold by Odin's Eye at the EFM.

Spall will be reunited on the project with director Stephen Cookson. The duo worked together on 2011 Christmas feature, My Angel.

In The Special One, Spall is to play an eccentric prisoner who is obsessed by the performance of the English football team in the World Cup. After tracking down a mysterious and powerful fellow inmate, he is presented with a chance of escaping - and watching England in the final. But there is a sting in the tail.

The project is in the final stages of financing. It is scripted by Falcon Fields and will be executive produced by Peter Keegan. Delivery is due for the summer of 2015. …

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