London Fields (film)
|Directed by||Mathew Cullen|
|Produced by||Jordan Gertner
|Written by||Roberta Hanley|
|Based on||London Fields
by Martin Amis
|Starring||Billy Bob Thornton
|Budget||$8 million (estimated)|
London Fields is a 2015 thriller, directed by Mathew Cullen and written by Roberta Hanley. It is based on the 1989 novel of the same name by Martin Amis. The film stars Billy Bob Thornton as Samson Young, a terminally ill writer who has suffered from writer's block for twenty years. The cast also includes Amber Heard, Jim Sturgess, Theo James, Johnny Depp, Cara Delevingne and Jaimie Alexander.
It was selected to be screened in the Special Presentations section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, but it was later pulled from the festival roster after director Mathew Cullen sued the film's producers, accusing them of fraud and using his name to promote a cut of the film he does not support.
- Billy Bob Thornton as Samson Young
- Amber Heard as Nicola Six
- Jim Sturgess as Keith Talent
- Theo James as Guy Clinch
- Jason Isaacs as Mark Asprey
- Cara Delevingne as Kath Talent
- Jaimie Alexander as Hope Clinch
- Johnny Depp as Chick Purchase
David Cronenberg was attached in 2001 to do a film adaptation of the book, and Amis wrote a draft of the script. However, Cronenberg would leave the film for A History of Violence and Eastern Promises. Other directors attached include David Mackenzie and Michael Winterbottom. The film entered production with Mathew Cullen in September 2013 in London, England.
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