Deadline is exclusively reporting that Sope Dirisu has signed up to star as the lead for revenge thriller Uncle, with Joe Marcantonio attached to direct.
After the brutal murder of their family, barely teenage Millie and her uncle John embark on a brutal mission of revenge and retribution. But as they get closer to the people responsible, Millie must decide if she is ready to follow the bloody path of vengeance…and its violent, premature journey into adulthood.
Sope Dirisu’s recent credits include Gangs of London and His House. The role of Millie is still in the process of being cast.
Joe Marcantonio released a statement saying:
The legacy of trauma relating to violent crime is something that I have had first-hand experience with, and I am keen to represent it in a realistic and measured way. The film will be kinetic and full of action and adrenaline but also heart.
Maya Amsellem, Managing Director of WestEnd Films, also released a statement saying:
Uncle is a gripping, intense revenge thriller. Joe Marcantonio’s talent for crafting films in a visually exciting and emotionally arresting way will really appeal to international audiences..
Auroral Pictures’ Rebecca Knapp and Matthew Wakeham are serving as producers on the film, with the script co-written by Marcantonio and Owynne Dawkins. WestEnd Films are handling worldwide sales and will launch the project at the upcoming virtual American Film Market.
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