Magazine article Screen International

Fox Int'l Productions Punches with UK Comedy 'Panther'

Magazine article Screen International

Fox Int'l Productions Punches with UK Comedy 'Panther'

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EXCLUSIVE: Stephen Graham, Dave Johns, Jill Halfpenny star in wrestling comedy; first look.

Stephen Graham (Boardwalk Empire), Dave Johns (I, Daniel Blake) and Jill Halfpenny (Humans) have been set for comedy Walk Like A Panther, which is now underway in the Yorkshire, England for Fox International Productions.

Screen can reveal the first look at the project, on which British director Dan Cadan makes his feature debut from his own original screenplay.

The ensemble British cast also includes Sue Johnston (Downton Abbey), Lindsey Coulson (EastEnders), Julian Sands (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo), Jason Flemyng (Snatch), Stephen Tompkinson (Wild At Heart), Michael Socha (This Is England) and hip hop artist/poet Scroobius Pip (Taboo).

The story revolves around a group of '80s wrestlers who are forced to don the lycra one last time when their beloved local pub is threatened by closure.

Led by father-son duo, Mark (Graham) and Trevor Bolton (Johns), the unlikely bunch of underdog heroes set out to save their community, rekindling old friendships and family ties along the way.

The below-the-line crew includes Guy Chambers, Robbie Williams' song-writing partner, who will work on the soundtrack, cinematographer Niels Reedtz Johansen (The Hurt Locker, second unit), production designer Russell De Rozario (Kick-Ass), editor Mike Ellis (Brassed Off) and hair and make-up designer Kevin Alexander (Game Of Thrones). …

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