Curtain Call has added a huge star to its cast.
Multiple outlets have confirmed that Colin Firth will star in the period drama. Also set to star in Curtain Call are Gemma Arterton, Simon Russell Beale, and Pappa Essiedu.
Curtain Call is directed by Anand Tucker from a screenplay by Patrick Marber and is produced by Jolyon Symonds. Mark Gordon and Beth Pattinson serve as executive producers.
The film is based on Anthony Quinn’s novel of the same name and follows a “feared theatre critic named Jimmy Erskine (Beale), his loyal assistant (Essiedu), a newspaper owner (Firth) who wants to get rid of the critic and an actress (Arterton) who has been devastated by the excoriating theatrical reviews. The critic’s determination to survive ensures that the other characters are caught in a web of blackmail, deceit and murder.”
“It has been a career highlight to work with Patrick,” Symonds said. “He has written a truly brilliant and thrilling script and I am delighted to be working with Anand, Mark and our wonderful cast to bring the project to the big screen.”
Tucker added, “Patrick’s script is one of the sharpest and most entertaining I have ever read. It’s no surprise it has attracted such an extraordinary cast, and I can’t wait to bring this urgent story to audiences around the world.”