A NEW ADAPTATION OF BRIGHTON ROCK: WITH SAM RILEY, HELEN MIRREN, JOHN HURT & CAREY MULLIGAN

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FROM EW

A new adaptation of GRAHAM GREENE’S BRIGHTON ROCK, starring SAM RILEY, HELEN MIRREN, JOHN HURT and CAREY MULIGAN started shooting last week in England.

Rowan Joffe directs the film, which is now updated from the 1930s to be set against the mods vs. rockers conflicts of 1964. SAM plays PINKIE, a gangster who falls in love with a young female restaurant server.

“We’re making BRIGHTON ROCK as contemporary as we possibly can because the story feels modern. It’s too alive, too vibrant and too relevant to be contained in the late thirties,” director Rowan Joffe said in a statement.

“Any form of adaptation is corruption. And Greene — who lovingly and pragmatically corrupted much of his own work to fit the big screen – would have been the first to understand that.”

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