Working Title Films is delighted to announce its next production, SIXTY SIX, commenced principal photography in London on 17 October. The coming-of-age comedy stars Eddie Marsan (Mission Impossible III, Vera Drake)
, Helena Bonham Carter (Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, Big Fish),
Stephen Rea (V for Vendetta, Breakfast on Pluto)
, Catherine Tate and Peter Serafinowicz (Shaun Of The Dead)
, and introduces Gregg Sulkin as Bernie.
The film is directed by Paul Weiland (Roseanna's Grave, City Slickers II)
, from an original screenplay by Peter Straughan and Bridget O'Connor, and produced by Elizabeth Karlsen, Tim Bevan, and Eric Fellner. The executive producer is Natascha Wharton.
It is the summer of '66, and England is about to be consumed by World Cup Fever. For 12 year-old Bernie though, the biggest day of his life is looming: his Bar Mitzvah, and the day he becomes a man. However, Bernie's family are increasingly distracted by the threat of losing their business and their wayward older son, and the scale of Bernie's Bar Mitzvah diminishes daily. Worst of all the Cup Final is scheduled to take place on the same day and when England makes it through the qualifying rounds, Bernie's longed-for Bar Mitzvah looks set to be a complete disaster...
SIXTY SIX, a WT² production in association with It Is Now Films, will shoot for eight weeks at Pinewood Studios and on location in London, and will be released worldwide by Universal Pictures.