Decoy Bride

Kelly MacDonald, David Tennant & Alice Eve

Details of David's latest film project have been announced at the Cannes Film Festival.
He will be taking on the role of James in a new romantic comedy set in Scotand. The film will also star Kelly MacDonald and Alice Eve.

ScreenDaily report:
Decoy Bride tells the story of a superstar actress, Lara (Eve), who just wants to marry her cute British boyfriend James (Tennant), and believes the sleepy Scottish Island of Hegg is the one place the world’s press won’t find them. But when an ingenious paparazzo tracks them down, the diva must find a decoy bride and thinks local girl Katie (MacDonald) will be an ideal replacement. But when Katie meets James, sparks fly.
The film is directed by Sheree Folkson, whose credits include the Ugly Betty and Casanova. Robert Bernstein and Douglas Rae of Ecosse Films and Paul Ritchie will produce the film. The script was written by Sally Phillips (UK Channel 4’s award winning Smack The Pony) and Neil Jaworski.
HanWay Films is selling the film in Cannes. “We’re delighted to have brought such exciting British talent to this wonderful film, based on such a truly funny, smart and insightful script,” Robert Bernstein said. Steve Christian, Chairman of CinemaNX added, “We are thrilled to be working with these partners to bring to UK cinema audiences a big, mainstream commercial project such as this.”

The Scotsman report:
Film agency Scottish Screen is investing £300,000 in the production, its largest possible grant for a feature film, to be shot partly in Scotland. Producer Douglas Rae said he hoped the film – with casting and production details rolled out yesterday at the Cannes Film Festival – would recapture the charm of British classics like Four Weddings and a Funeral. It was "a homage" to 1983's Local Hero, he said, which after 30 years has never been rivalled as a Scottish film comedy hit.
The film is to shoot in June, partly in Scotland and partly on the Isle of Man. Mr Rae said Scottish locations include castles in Dumfries and the coast around Inverary. "It's inspired by big Hollywood-style weddings in Scotland like Madonna's," he said. The film is directed by Sheree Folkson, whose credits include directing stints on TV series Ugly Betty and Casanova. Mr Rae and Robert Bernstein and Douglas Rae of Ecosse Films, along with Paul Ritchie, are producing the film. Ecosse made its name with films from Mrs Brown to Becoming Jane. "What's significant for us is it's our first romantic comedy, having done children's films, horror, thrillers, period pieces," he said. "Sally has captured the charm of Four Weddings or Nottinghill (by screenwriter Richard Curtis] but has an original voice. She's captured that quintessentially British humour," he said. "Hegg" was inspired by Jura or Eigg, he said. Steve Christian, of UK distributors CinemaNX, said: "We are thrilled to be working with these partners to bring to UK cinema audiences a big, mainstream commercial project such as this."Carole Sheridan, head of talent and creativity at Scottish Screen, said: "Decoy Bride will shoot in Scotland, is set in Scotland and features two of our most interesting actors."It is very exciting to be involved in a project such as this and to be working with partners CinemaNX and Ecosse Films who have a great track record in bringing work to Scotland."


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