First Look At Billy Bob Thornton, Theo James, Jim Sturgess and Amber Heard In Martin Amis Adaptation, London Fields

Martin Amis’ blackly comic, 1999-set novel London Fields reportedly once attracted David Cronenberg. He was very interested in adapting the book, but for whatever reason, it never came together.

Michael Winterbotton was also supposedly interested and in 2011 it was even announced that Shekhar Kapur had signed on to direct the film. But Kapur and London Fields have since parted ways.

When filming began just over a week ago, Matthew Cullen was now in the director’s chair. London Fields will be Cullen’s feature film debut, having cut his teeth on commercials and music videos. His best known work is probably the music video for Katy Perry’s California Gurls. I’m not a fan of that video myself but it’s certainly visually striking.

We’ve now had our first look at London Fields, with  thanks to producer Christopher Hanley’s Twitter feed and Up & Comers for alerting us to them.

You’ll see Theo James, Amber Heard, Billy Bob Thornton and Jim Sturgess.

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Here’s a basic plot blurb for the book from its Amazon page:

There is a murderer, there is a murderee, and there is a foil.

Everyone is always out there searching for someone and something, usually for a lover, usually for love. And this is a love story.

But the murderee – Nicola Six – is searching for something and someone else: her murderer. She knows the time, she knows the place, she knows the motive, she knows the means. She just doesn’t know the man.

London Fields is a brilliant, funny and multi-layered novel. It is a book in which the narrator, Samson Young, enters the Black Cross, a thoroughly undesirable public house, and finds the main players of his drama assembled, just waiting to begin. It’s a gift of a story from real life… all Samson has to do is write it as it happens.

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