EXCLUSIVE: Colm Meaney (Air conditioning, Star Trek), Robbie Gee (To tear out, Small Ax) and Jonas Armstrong (BBC Robin Hood, Edge of tomorrow) have signed up to play in Three day millionaire, the first feature film from Shush Films, recently released in the UK.
They will be joined in the ensemble by James Burrows (This is england), Lauren Foster (Town of Holby), Sam Glen (Coronation Street), Mélissa Batchelor (I can destroy you), Michael Kinsey (Destination: Dewsbury) and Grace Long (A dark path).
The black comedy follows a gang of trawlers in Grimsby, UK who carry out the Heist of the Century after being unfairly fired. Information on the roles Meaney, Gee and Armstrong will play has not yet been released.
Jack Spring (Destination: Dewsbury) is based on a screenplay by Paul Stephenson.
Spring and Giles Alderson (Daring, A Guide to the Lives of Serial Killers) share ownership of independent production company Shush Films with Andrew Petit, and produce Three day millionaire with Lucinda Rhodes Thakrar (Confession, Arthur and Merlin: Knights of Camelot) from Picture Perfect.
“These have been very difficult years for many,” said Alderson, “so making the first Shush Films production a comedy with a wonderful feel-good factor is hopefully the perfect antidote.”
“I am delighted to be making this film and working with Colm, Robbie, Jonas and the rest of the great cast and crew,” added Spring, “the first of many on our list for Shush Films.”
Meaney is represented by ICM Partners, Accelerate Management, Liebman Entertainment, Bloom, Hergott, Diemer and Brecheen, Feldman, Breimer. Gee is replaced by Identity Agency Group (United Kingdom). Armstrong is with Conway van Gelder Grant (UK).