Fans of Martin Amis will be pleased to know that one of his most famous novels, London Fields, is headed to the big screen this Summer. The film is being directed by Mathew Cullen and stars Amber Heard, Billy Bob Thornton, Jason Isaacs, Theo James, and Johnny Depp. The film has had a long and troubled production history but it seems it has finally been completed and will release in August. A trailer for the upcoming film can be viewed below:
The film was originally going to be screened at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival but was pulled following a lawsuit filed by the director, accusing the producers of fraud and releasing a cut of the film he did not endorse. A second lawsuit was filed in 2016 after producers sued Amber Heard for altering the film’s script and failing to finish voice over lines. Heard then counter sued, claiming the producers violated a no nudity clause in her contract. The film has had a very troubled development history, but here’s hoping it’s worth the effort.
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The Hate U Give (THUG) follows the story of Starr Carter who is growing up in a poor, mostly black neighbourhood but goes to a rich, mostly white prep school. As Starr is torn between two worlds, they collide as her childhood best friend is killed at the hands of a white police officer.
The book is rollercoaster of emotions as Maye’s marriage problems and a difficult case involving a 17-year-old Jehovah’s Witness collide, and it looks as though the movie will stay true to the fantastic story.