Magazine article Variety

Ferguson Mulls Role in Dahl Pic

Magazine article Variety

Ferguson Mulls Role in Dahl Pic

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REBECCA FERGUSON IS in talks to star opposite Hugh Bonneville in the upcoming film about the relationship between actress Patricia Neal and children's author Roald Dahl.

Swedish actor Ferguson would play Neal and Bonneville Dahl in the yet-to-be-titled project from Goldcrest Films.

Based on Stephen Michael Shearer's novel "An Unquiet Life," the film is written by John Hay and David Logan and set among New York, England and Los Angeles at the beginning of the 1960s. It shows Dahl's struggles to write some of his most famous works and Neal's return to acting with "Hud," for which she won an Oscar.

Dahl was one of Britain's most successful novelists, with bestsellers including "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and "The BFG." Neal starred in Hollywood classics including "The Day the Earth Stood Still" and "Breakfast at Tiffany's."

Ferguson is shooting "M:I 6 - Mission Impossible," with her next film, "The Greatest Showman," starring Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron, on deck. …

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