Bill Nighy and Roman Griffin Davis from “Jojo Rabbit” fame are set to star in “500 Miles,” a film directed by BAFTA winner Morgan Matthews.
The movie, described as a heartwarming road trip filled with adventure and humor, follows a troubled family who must reunite when 16-year-old Finn (played by Davis) and his spirited younger brother Charlie run away from home in England to find their estranged grandfather (Nighy) on the breathtaking west coast of Ireland.
Morgan Matthews, known for directing “X+Y” and “Williams,” will helm the project based on a script by Malcolm Campbell, adapted from Mark Lowery’s novel “Charlie and Me.”
David Thompson, former head of BBC Film, is producing alongside Alex Gordon, Keren Misgav Ristvedt for Origin Pictures, and Martina Niland from Port Pictures, with Minnow Films also involved in production.
Filming is scheduled to take place in Kerry, Ireland later this year.
Nighy, known for his roles in “Love Actually” and “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” earned an Oscar nomination for his performance in “Living” last year. Griffin Davis received critical acclaim for his role in “Jojo Rabbit,” which earned him a Golden Globe nomination and a Critic’s Choice Award.
Louise Kiely is handling casting for the film.
Tassilo Hallbauer of Beta Cinema praised the script for its emotional depth and humor, noting Griffin Davis’s talent for portraying complex characters with humor, and Nighy’s involvement following his Oscar-nominated performance in “Living.” Hallbauer expects “500 Miles” to resonate with audiences worldwide.
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Thompson expressed excitement for the film, describing it as both funny and touching, with an original perspective that will leave a lasting impact. Source