The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Morfydd Clark and Eddie Marsan have signed up to join Ṣọpẹ́ Dìrísù in the revenge thriller Uncle.
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.
Morfydd Clark released a statement saying:
I’m thrilled to be working on a project so specific to rural Wales but with so much resonance with contemporary issues affecting people everywhere. The script gripped me and working with such talented filmmakers, cast and crew is a dream.
Director Joe Marcantonio released a statement saying:
This really is a dream cast for me, with three of the most incredible actors around – I’m so excited for us all to get started and to bring this amazing story to life.
Rebecca Knapp of Auroral Pictures will be producing alongside Matthew Wakeham. Nicola Pearcey of Picnik Entertainment is executive producing. The film is co-written by Joe Marcantonio and Owynne Dawkins. Principal photography on Uncle is scheduled to commence in the UK this Autumn, with WestEnd handling worldwide sales of the project at the Cannes Film Market.