Martin Sheen's new film to shoot in the UK
Martin Sheen is set to head to the UK in the late spring/early summer for his latest film project, The Autopsy of Jane Doe.
The horror feature comes from Trollhunter director André Øvredal and centres on a small town mortician (Sheen) who takes delivery of the corpse of a beautiful young woman whose identity is unknown and who is showing no apparent cause of death…
The film marks the English language debut for the Norwegian director, who is calling the shots from an original screenplay by Ian B Goldberg and Richard Naing. Producers come from both sides of the Atlantic, with the UK’s Rory Aitken and Ben Pugh of 42 (Monsters: Dark Continent; Welcome to the Punch) joining Eric Garcia and Fred Berger of Imposter Pictures in L.A.
It looks like it will be another bumper year in the UK for the film and TV industry – since the introduction in April 2013 of the amended tax relief of up to 25%, production has been booming, with studios full and crew in high demand.
Recently announced projects heading to the UK include the Cumberbatch-starrer Doctor Strange from Marvel; Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children; Guy Ritchie’s take on Camelot, Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur, and a second series of The Royals, starring Elizabeth Hurley.
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