New For 2011
There's lots to look forward to in the year 2011 for all you Tennant Fans out there!
David will be making appearances in three...count 'em... feature films over the next 12 months and there's bound to be more exciting news too!!
Here's the lowdown on what's coming up:
Details of David's role in Decoy Bride were announced in May 2010 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.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.”
Filming took place in June and July 2010 on the Isle Of Man an in Scotland.
Decoy Bride is anticipated to be released in Spring 2011.
In June 2010 it was announced that David had joined the cast of Fright Night.
The Hollywood film is a remake of a 1980's horror.
He will play Peter Vincent, a Las Vegas magician who claims to possess expert knowledge of vampires.
Fright Night, which is being made by Dreamworks, will also star Toni Collette as the mother of a teenager who harbours suspicions that his new neighbour - played by Colin Farrell - is a vampire.Russian-born actor Anton Yelchin, who appeared in Star Trek and Terminator Salvation, has been cast as the boy Charley Brewster.
The film will be directed by Craig Gillespie, whose other credits include cult hit Lars and The Real Girl. Filming took place in the USA from the end of July until September.
Fright Night will be released on 19th August 2011.
In November 2010 the BBC Press Office announced that David would be starring in United as Jimmy Murphy.
United is based on the true story of Manchester United's legendary "Busby Babes", the youngest side ever to win the Football League, the 1958 Munich Air Crash that claimed eight of the their number and the extraordinary spirit of a city that rebuilt the team in the wake of the disaster.
The Munich Air Crash killed 22 of the 44 passengers onboard, including supporters, journalists and embassy staff.Simon Heath, Executive Producer, World Productions, says: "Chris Chibnall has written an authentic and moving version of this heartbreaking story, which with the help of a great cast, we hope will be a fitting tribute to those who survived and those who lost their lives at Munich."
Peter Salmon, Director, BBC North, says: "This was a tragedy that touched the lives of many people in Manchester both directly and indirectly. With its superbly talented cast and powerful script, I am proud that BBC North is supporting this project."
Written by Chris Chibnall (Law & Order: UK, Camelot) and directed by James Strong (Dr Who, Hustle), the film is produced by Julia Stannard (The History Boys, The Government Inspector) and executive produced by World Productions Simon Heath (Larkin: Love Again, Hancock & Joan) and Polly Hill for the BBC. Commissioned by Ben Stephenson, Controller, BBC Drama Commissioning and Janice Hadlow, Controller, BBC Two. United is backed by Lip Sync Productions, Content Films, BBC North and the BBC.
United was filmed in and around the North East of England at the end of 2010. It has been reported that it may have a cinema release.