Magazine article Screen International

Bill Nighy to Star in 'Triple Word Score'

Magazine article Screen International

Bill Nighy to Star in 'Triple Word Score'

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Bill Nighy, one of Britain's best loved character actors, is to star in Hurricane Films' Triple Word Score, a new feature scripted by Frank Cottrell Boyce (Hilary and Jackie, 24 Hour Party People).

The film is in the growing slate of features to be executive produced by Gibson & MacLeod - the outfit behind Hurricane Films' Emily Dickinson biopic, A Quiet Passion.

Triple Word Score will mark the directorial debut of Carl Hunter who has collaborated extensively with Cottrell Boyce on various other ventures including an award winning children's book and an online narrative project.

The supernatural comedy-drama follows the story of a father (Nighy) searching for his missing son, with whom he shared a passion for the board game Scrabble. The film is a journey of mystery, self-discovery and hope.

Shooting will take place this summer in the UK - in Liverpool and West Lancashire.

Liverpool-based Hurricane Films is the outfit owned and run by producers Sol Papadopoulos and Roy Boulter. Hurricane's long-time executive collaborators, Gibson & MacLeod, the executive production entity formed by Andrea Gibson and Mary MacLeod, cemented its first-look deal in Cannes with Hurricane having been the major entity behind the indie production company's A Quiet Passion, helmed by UK auteur Terence Davies as well as on the director's previous feature, Sunset Song. …

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