Kevin Macdonald surfs the Black Sea
by Naman Ramachandran
- Jude Law, Grigoriy Dobrygin, and Konstantin Khabenskiy lead the cast of this production by Cowboy Films
Director Kevin Macdonald (One Day In September) has commenced principal photography at UK locations for Black Sea. The film, from a script by Dennis Kelly (television’s Utopia) follows a rogue submarine captain (Jude Law - photo) who, after being laid off from a salvage company, pulls together a misfit crew to go after a sunken treasure rumoured to be lost in the depths of the Black Sea. As greed and desperation take control onboard their claustrophobic vessel, the increasing uncertainty of the mission causes the men to turn on each other to fight for their own survival.
Alongside Law in the cast are Grigoriy Dobrygin (How I Ended This Summer), Konstantin Khabenskiy (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy [+see also:
film profile]), Sergey Kolesnikov (A Good Day To Die Hard), Scoot McNairy (Argo), Ben Mendelsohn (The Place Beyond The Pines), Sergey Puskepalis (How I Ended This Summer, Kill List), David Threlfall (Nowhere Boy [+see also:
film profile]), and Jodie Whittaker (Venus [+see also:
Macdonald also produces along with Charles Steel for Cowboy Films. The film is co-produced and co-financed by Focus and Film4. Focus holds worldwide rights – excluding UK free-TV rights, which are held by Film4 – to the film.
Tessa Ross, Head of Film4, said, “All of us at Film4 love working with Kevin, and have done so on many of his wonderful films over the last ten years, since his extraordinary feature Touching the Void [+see also:
film profile]. We’re all very excited to be embarking on this visceral, underwater thriller with him and Charles Steel, and all our friends at Focus.”
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