In anticipation for its TIFF debut, IFC Films have acquired the rights for Stephen Frears‘ The Lost King. Written by Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope, the movie stars Sally Hawkins, Harry Lloyd, Steve Coogan, James Fleet, Sinead MacInnes, and John-Paul Hurley.
The film will be co-produced by Coogan, Pope, Christine Langan, Dan Winch, Cameron McCracken, Jenny Borgars, Rose Garnett, Andrea Scarso, Wendy Griffin, and Philippa Langley, to which the film is based on.
Hawkins will play Langley, an amateur historian who “defies the stodgy academic establishment in her efforts to find King Richard III’s remains, which were lost for over 500 years.”
In a statement, IFC Films president Ariana Bocco said that the studio is “delighted to collaborate with the exceptional creative team behind The Lost King. Stephen, Steve and Jeff and our friends at Pathe have brought the astounding story of Philippa Langley to life and Sally Hawkins has added another brilliant performance to her resume.”
No specific release date has currently been announced, but the film will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, taking place from September 8th to 18th.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter