The Hollywood Reporter is exclusively reporting that Ed Sheeran, Jennifer Saunders, Peter Serafinowicz, Danny Sapani, Leomie Anderson, London Hughes, Kevin Bishop, Jaime Winstone, Vas Blackwood and Kobna Holdbrook-Smith are the latest names to join the cast for Adam Deacon’s upcoming action-comedy Sumotherhood.
while a logline wasn’t revealed along with the casting announcement, Adam Deacon did release a statement saying:
We are so excited that this incredible cast are joining the project bringing these wacky and crazy characters to life. More than ever, we are celebrating the variety of life in East London in 2022. Both darkly authentic, as well as embracing the vibrant and diverse lifestyle of living in an East London council estate.
Barry McNicholl of Piece of Pie Productions, who is an executive producer on the project, also released a statement saying:
Both myself and Robert Williams are excited to be starting our maiden voyage into film making with this incredible script. With Kevin Bishop, our head creative, bringing his thirty year career to Adam’s exceptional talent and vision, we have high expectations for this film. Working with Heather and her team in putting this stellar cast together has been such an honor, and we look forward to shooting this film with its unique blend of bold comedy and hard hitting action.
Finn Bruce of Belstone Pictures, and producer on the project, added:
This international cast we are blessed to be working with will allow an authentic London ‘Hood’ film to reach audiences in America and around the world. [Sumotherhood will tell a] compelling and comedic local story on a global stage within a truthful and cinematic film.
This film is going to be an explosion of fun with action and comedy at every turn, while also hitting some serious subject matters with raw emotion and harsh reality.
The is written by Deacon, Jazzie Zonzolo and Michael Vu, with Deacon helming the film, and Simon Stolland attached as cinematographer. The film will commence production through February and March in Hackney and East London, with Finn Bruce (Belstone), Deacon’s production company Deaconstructured and Piece of Pie Productions producing.
The new additions will join a cast that already includes Deacon, Zonzolo, Richie Campbell and Eddie Kadi.