Suicide Brothers Q&A and Screening

Suicide Brothers Q&A and Screening

Rupert Friend and the director of photography for the Suicide Brothers, John Colley, will stop by the flagship Apple Store at 235 Regent Street in London tonight to screen and discuss the film.  The event will start at 7pm.  Admission is free, but on a first come, first served basis, so head over early, play with an iPad for a while and then stay for the event!

"The Life Man of Portland Mews" Debuts Tonight

"The Life Man of Portland Mews" Debuts Tonight

Tonight will be the premiere performance of the monologue written and directed by Tom as part of "The Lost Souls of Soho," a night of monologues all inspired by a different street in Soho.  The performance will take place at the Intervention Gallery in Kensal Green Cemetary.  Tickets are £8 each, but there are very few left.  Click here check availability and to purchase.

New Projects: "One Day" and "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen"

Tom has taken on two new film roles! 

"One Day" has recently wrapped shooting with Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess.  Tom plays Callum in the romantic comedy, due out in Fall of 2011.  The film, based on the best selling novel, is directed by Lone Scherfig.  According to Ropes of Silicon:

"The film is an adaptation of David Nicholls's novel revolving around Dexter (Sturgess) and Emma (Hathaway), who meet for the first time during their graduation in 1988 and proceed to meet on July 15, or St. Swithin's Day, every year for 20 years. The story tracks their lives and loves until they realize they are meant for each other."

 

"Salmon Fishing in the Yemen" is also based on a best selling novel and is directed by Lasse Hallstrom.  In it, Tom plays a soldier named Robert and is currently shooting in Morocco.  Other members of the cast include Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt and Kristen Scott Thomas.  Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire) is credited with writing the script.  A synopsis of the story from HeyUGuys:

"Romantic fable Salmon Fishing In The Yemen follows government scientist Dr Alfred Jones (McGregor), as a fly fishing-obsessed Sheikh (Amr Waked) tasks him with a seemingly impossible task – introducing salmon to the wadis of the Yemen. With the British government desperate for a good news story in the area, the Prime Minister’s fearsome spokesperson, Patricia Maxwell (Kristin Scott Thomas), seizes on the idea and makes Fred responsible for the success of the project. Finally won over by the charismatic Sheikh, Fred also begins to fall for his representative Harriet (Emily Blunt). Casting off his deep-set cynicism, Fred rises to the Sheikh’s eccentric challenge, to go on a journey of self discovery and late-blooming love."

The release date looks to be in 2012 (how will we wait that long!!).

Interview with Tom and Rupert Friend

Interview with Tom and Rupert Friend

Shorts International has posted an on-camera interview with Tom, Rupert Friend and the Brownlee Brothers on You Tube.  Among other things, we learn that the film was shot in one week using 120 crew members, shooting simultaneously on 3 sets, and that it took 6 years from their first having the idea to finishing the project.  Click here to see the interview.