Gateway Films News > April 2014

Screen Daily: The Messenger Review

Thursday 3rd April 2014

Gateway Films, Ratio:Film and NoW Films have announced that pre-production will commence on feature film The Messenger following casting, which is now taking place. Shooting will begin summer 2014.

Screen Daily Reports

Shooting on location in the UK, The Messenger is written by Andrew Kirk and developed by Michael Knowles, with Richard Turner and Richard Hart and has double BAFTA and Emmy award-winning director David Blair attached to the project.

Blair is best known for directing episodes of Jimmy McGovern’s award-winning BBC dramas including The Street and Accused, as well as period TV movie Bert and Dickie, starring Matt Smith, and feature Best Laid Plans.

The Messenger centres on Jack, a young man who has been in and out of secure units all his life, given drugs to try and shut out his visions of the dead. He becomes unwillingly embroiled in the unfinished business of Mark, a journalist brutally murdered in the local park and his television presenter wife, Sarah, to whom he’s desperate to say one last goodbye.

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