Last Updated: October 11, 2007By Tags:

Principal photography began on Recorded Picture Company’s Franklyn, the feature film debut of writer/director Gerald McMorrow on locations in Central London on September 24th. Franklyn stars Ryan Phillippe (Crash, Flags of Our Fathers, Gosford Park), Eva Green (Casino Royale, The Golden Compass, The Dreamers), and newcomer Sam Riley (Control) alongside Bernard Hill, Susannah York and Art Malik. Set between the parallel worlds of contemporary London and the futuristic faith-dominated metropolis of Meanwhile City, Franklyn weaves a tale of four lost souls, whose lives are intertwined by fate, romance and tragedy. As these worlds collide, a single bullet determines the destiny of these four characters. Produced by Jeremy Thomas and co-produced by Alexandra Stone and Nick O’Hagan, Franklyn marks the feature film debut of award-winning director Gerald McMorrow, whose short film Thespian X won the TCM Classic Shorts Film Competition. Peter Watson serves as executive producer. “We’ve had wonderful experiences working with first-time directors such as Jonathan Glazer (Sexy Beast) and David Mackenzie (Young Adam)to bring their talent to audiences around the world and we are very excited by Gerald’s creativity and convinced that this will be a powerful and dynamic film,” commented Jeremy Thomas. The behind-the-camera team also includes director of photography Ben Davis (Stardust, Layer Cake, Hannibal Rising) and production designer Laurence Dorman (Young Adam, Photographing Fairies, Goal!) with special effects by London based Double Negative (the Harry Potter films, Children of Men). Recorded Picture Company, has a long history of director-led films by Bernardo Bertolucci, David Cronenberg, Terry Gilliam, Richard Linklater and Nagisa Oshima. The upcoming Recorded Picture slate includes new projects from Bertolucci, Cronenberg, Vincenzo Natali, Whit Stillman, Phillip Noyce and David Mackenzie. Franklyn is being financed by the UK Film Council’s Premiere Fund, Film 4 and Aramid, with international sales being handled by HanWay Films (pictured: Gerald McMorrow)