Magazine article Screen International

Cast Announced for Billie Piper Directing Debut 'Rare Beasts', Shoot Begins

Magazine article Screen International

Cast Announced for Billie Piper Directing Debut 'Rare Beasts', Shoot Begins

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Western Edge Pictures credits include Prevenge, The Canal.

Billie Piper

Billie Piper’s directorial debut ‘anti rom-com’ Rare Beasts has begun principal photography for London and Wales-based production outfit Western Edge Pictures.

The cast has also been announced. Piper stars as Mandy alongside Leo Bill, who has Peterloo and In Fabric at TIFF, as well as David Thewlis, Kerry Fox, and newcomer Toby Woolf.

Rare Beasts takes place against the backdrop of the modern feminism movement and centres on a single mother in crisis, writing about a love that no longer exists, who falls for a traditionalist religious man in search of sense-worth.

Rare Beasts is a cautionary tale,” said Piper. …

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