Billie Piper to Make Directing Debut with "Anti-Rom-Com" 'Rare Beasts' (Exclusive)

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Billie Piper to Make Directing Debut with "Anti-Rom-Com" 'Rare Beasts' (Exclusive)


Mitchell, Wendy, Screen International


Piper has written the script and will star in the film, which will shoot in London and Spain in September.

Billie Piper

UK actress Billie Piper is set to make her feature directorial debut with “anti-rom-com” Rare Beasts. Western Edge Pictures (WEP), whose credits include Alice Lowe’s Prevenge and Vaughan Sivell’s forthcoming Pistorius, will produce.

Piper has writtenthe script for Rare Beastsand shewill also star as Mandy, a career-driven single mother, who falls in love with the charming, traditionalist Paul. Western Edge said: “It’s a dark and funny anti-rom-com with a theatrical edge. It’s also a fascinatingly personal comment on the price of modern feminism.”

The film will shoot in London and Spain in September. Sivell produces for Western Edge, in association with 42 (Welcome To The Punch,Watership Down). Executive producers are Sivell, Franki Goodwin, Mike Rattenbury and Will Kane for Western Edge and Josh Varney and Ben Pugh for 42. …

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