Magazine article Screen International

Broccoli, IM Global Launch 'Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool'

Magazine article Screen International

Broccoli, IM Global Launch 'Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool'

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IM Global will launch sales in Cannes on prestige UK package Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool, set to star BAFTA-winners Annette Bening (The Kids Are Alright), Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot) and Julie Walters (Brooklyn).

Lucky Number Slevin and Sherlock director Paul McGuigan will direct the period feature, written by Control and Nowhere Boy writer Matt Greenhalgh.

James Bond producer Barbara Broccoli (Spectre) will produce under her EON Productions banner alongside Gangs Of New York executive and Coriolanus producer Colin Vaines. Stuart Ford's IM Global will also co-finance.

Based on the memoir by British actor Peter Turner, Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool follows the playful, but passionate relationship between Turner (Bell) and the eccentric Academy Award-winning actress Gloria Grahame (Bening), who rose to fame in the 1940s.

What starts as a vibrant affair between a legendary femme fatale and her young lover, quickly grows into a deeper relationship with Turner being the one person she allows herself to turn to for comfort and strength. …

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