Magazine article Screen International

Mike Leigh's 'Peterloo' Gets Sales Deal, Gears Up for Shoot

Magazine article Screen International

Mike Leigh's 'Peterloo' Gets Sales Deal, Gears Up for Shoot

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EXCLUSIVE: Cornerstone boards Amazon-backed feature.

Mike Leigh's historical film Peterloo will begin shooting next week on location in England.

Cornerstone Films has boarded international sales on the project, which Amazon Studios is co-financing and will distribute in the US. Additional financing comes from Film4, who backed the film's development, the BFI and posthouse-financier Lipsync.

A cast of more than 100 actors has been assembled, with the production scheduled to run until late August.

Mike Leigh's regular collaborator Georgina Lowe (Another Year, Mr Turner) will produce the project, Gail Egan is executive producer.

Crew include Dick Pope (cinematography), Suzie Davies (production design), Jacqueline Durran (costumes), Christine Blundell (hair and make-up), Jon Gregory (editing) and Gary Yershon (music). …

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