Magazine article Screen International

Sequel to Home Ent Hit 'Rise of the Footsoldier' Underway in Marbella

Magazine article Screen International

Sequel to Home Ent Hit 'Rise of the Footsoldier' Underway in Marbella

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Principal photography has started on UK crime-thriller Rise of the Footsoldier: The Beginning, the prequel to the home entertainment hit Rise of the Footsoldier.

The five week shoot will take place in London and Marbella. This will be the third instalment in the franchise.

Returning cast members incldude Craig Fairbass (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare) who stars as Pat Tate as well as Terry Stone (Doghouse) as Tony Tucker.

The third instalment will also feature Happy Monday frontman Shaun Ryder as a prison inmate, Union J's JJ Hamblett as a young Pat Tate and EastEnders actors Larry Lamb and Jamie Foreman.

The film is based on the real-life story of the Rettendon Triple Murders, known as the 'Range Rover murders'. Rise of the Footsoldier: The Beginning tells the story of Tate's rise to notoriety in Essex gangland. Set in Marbella in 1988, the story focuses on Essex gangster Pat Tate attempting to smuggle a batch of ecstasy tablets into the UK. When he is double crossed by his suppliers, he is hunted down and imprisoned by police. …

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