Principal photography is underway on Bastille Day, an action thriller starring Idris Elba that is being directed by James Watkins (The Woman in Black). The shoot will continue in Paris for four weeks before moving to London until mid-December.
The story centres on a rogue CIA agent in Paris who teams up with a con artist to thwart a terror attack.
It has been written by Andrew Baldwin, currently writing the next film in the Bourne franchise for Universal, and John Hodge (Trainspotting, The Beach).
Other cast includes Richard Madden, Charlotte Le Bon, Kelly Reilly and Jose Garcia.
Set on the eve of Bastille Day (July 14), young French woman Zoe (Charlotte Le Bon) intends to plant a bomb in Paris to make a radical political statement without hurting anyone but changes her mind at the last moment.
However, when US pickpocket Michael Mason (Richard Madden) steals her bag and dumps it at a busy Metro stop, he becomes the prime suspect when the bomb explodes.
Meanwhile, deskbound CIA agent Sean (Idris Elba) fresh from war in the Middle East becomes determined to find him Michael bring him into custody before the French authorities do – connecting Sean, Zoe and Michael in a race against time.
After playing the King in the North in “Game of Thrones,” Richard Madden is now ready to go on the run with Idris Elba in his next project.
Madden is set to co-star with Elba in the Focus Features action-thriller “Bastille Day.” James Watkins will direct from a script by Andrew Baldwin.
StudioCanal is financing “Bastille Day” and will distribute it in France, Germany, the U.K., New Zealand and Australia, and is selling the rest of the world.
Philippe Rousselet is producing the project via his Vendome Pictures banner, along with Steve Golin, David Kanter and Bard Dorros for Anonymous Content.
Developed by Anonymous Content, the movie follows a rogue U.S. CIA operative who is tasked with interrogating and eventually making a young American man, who’s also a con-artist, “disappear” in order to avoid embarrassment to the U.S. government after the American is linked as the prime suspect to an attack on the Paris metro.
After several more attacks, the operative realizes the young American is innocent and may be the only link to the person actually orchestrating the terrorist attacks.
Douglas Booth accepts Hugo Boss Most Stylish Man Of The Year from Richard Madden at the GQ Awards.
Richard attended the GQ Men Of The Year Awards yesterday (September 2nd) at the Royal Opera House (London). He was at the awards to present Douglas Booth with the Most Stylish Man award.
Photos from the even have now been added to the gallery, very few but still, enjoy them!
BBC One has announced the cast for its upcoming adaptation of “Lady Chatterley’s Lover,” the 1928 Italian romance novel by D.H. Lawrence.
Holliday Grainger, who starred in Showtime’s “The Borgias” and A&E’s recent miniseries “Bonnie & Clyde,” will play the title role, with “Game of Thrones” star Richard Madden playing gamekeeper Oliver Mellors. James Norton, who appears in BBC One’s “Happy Valley,” will play Lady Chatterley’s war-wounded husband Sir Clifford Chatterley.
The novel was considered highly controversial at the time of its publication due to its explicit sexual content, and a trial was held in Britain in 1960 to determine if the book fell under the country’s Obscene Publications Act. It appears in an episode of “Mad Men” as well, with Joan Holloway’s possession of the book causing a stir in the office due to its erotic content.
The 90-minute drama will be written and directed by Jed Mercurio and produced by Hartswood Films in association with Serena Cullen Productions. (source)