Gateway Films News > April 2017

Press: A first look at the in-production film 'Once Upon A Time In London'

Saturday 15th April 2017

The very first images from the in-production Once Upon A Time In London have hit the web. The British gangster saga is now shooting in and around London, England and boasts an impressive cast that includes Leo Gregory, Terry Stone, Holly Earl, Dominic Keating, Geoff Bell, Jamie Foreman, Doug Allen, Andy Beckwith, Roland Manookian, Justin Salinger, Kate Braithwaite and Laura Carter.

The film will tell the story of notorious criminals Billy Hill (Gregory) and Jack Comer (Stone), who were active in London’s organised crime scene from the 1920s to the 1950s.

Simon Rumley (The Living and the Dead) is directing from a screenplay he co-wrote with Will Gilbey and Terry Stone.

In a recent interview with Screen Daily at the start of production this past week, Rumley revealed more about the plot:
“The story of Jack ‘Spot’ Comer, Billy Hill and their respective battles to become King of London’s Underworld has remained one of Britain’s most dynamic, thrilling and untold stories, but we’ll be exploring it in depth, with psychological dexterity and aiming to make it a unique viewing experience and a great British film.”

Stone and Turner added: “We’re thrilled to be working with Simon Rumley, one of the UK’s most exciting directors. This is a fantastic and long overdue story about the founders of organised crime in Britain.”

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