Magazine article Screen International

AFM: Alex Pettyfer to Lead Katyn Thriller 'The Last Witness'

Magazine article Screen International

AFM: Alex Pettyfer to Lead Katyn Thriller 'The Last Witness'

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Alex Pettyfer (I Am Number Four) is to lead cast in post-WWII thriller The Last Witness alongside Robert Wieckiewicz (In Darkness) and Michael Gambon (Harry Potter).

In writer-director Piotr Szkopiak's (The Coroner) feature, Elvis & Nixon actor Pettyfer will play Stephen Underwood, a journalist who uncovers the horrific murder of 22,000 Poles under Stalin's instructions, though for many years the blame for the killing was placed on the Nazis.

At the time, information about the Katyn Massacre, as it came to be known, was covered up by both the British and US governments in view of the delicate relationship with Russia during and after the war.

Shoot is due to commence November 7, 2016 in locations throughout the UK. Carol Harding will produce and Krzysztof Solek and Pettyfer will co-produce.

UK sales outfit GFM will launch the project at this week's AFM in Los Angeles. …

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