Film Stars Arrive in Liverpool Tonight!

Lionsgate present a special Liverpool Preview Screening of 'Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool'

Film Stars Arrive in Liverpool Tonight!

by Culture Liverpool

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DAME Julie Walters is amongst the names of talent attending an exclusive premiere tonight, of the new Oscar-tipped movie, based & filmed in the movie’s namesake; Liverpool.

Premiere Screening

The star-studded event at FACT tonight at 6:00pm will see cast, producers, screenwriter and also the writer of the original memoirs on which the film is based, and one of the lead characters, Peter Turner.

Academy Award Nominee, BAFTA & Golden Globe Winning Actress Dame Julie Walters (Harry Potter, Billy Elliot, Mamma Mia!), Bond Series Film Producer Barbara Broccoli (Skyfall, Spectre, Goldeneye), Producer Colin Vaines (Gangs of New York, Coriolanus) and Screenwriter, Matt Greenhalgh (Nowhere Boy, Control) are all set to walk the red carpet, right here in the heart of Liverpool.

Directed by Paul McGuigan, Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool stars Annette Bening (American Beauty, Bugsy, Being Julia) and Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot, Fantastic Four, King Kong) and will open across the UK on 16 November. Reviews are widely positive, with an overwhelming 93% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Based on Peter Turner’s memoir, the film follows the playful but passionate relationship between Turner (Bell) and the eccentric Academy Award-winning actress Gloria Grahame (Bening) in 1978 Liverpool. What starts as a vibrant affair between a legendary femme-fatale and her young lover quickly grows into a deeper relationship, with Turner being the person Gloria turns to for comfort. Their passion and lust for life is tested to the limits by events beyond their control.

The film also stars local-favourite, Stephen Graham (Little Boy Blue, Snatch, Tinker Taylor Soldier Spy) and six-time Academy Award-nominee & Academy Award-winner, Vanessa Redgrave (Julia, Camelot, Atonement).

Liverpool Film Office

The film comes out of the hard work of our very own Liverpool Film Office, the team that has supported in the making of hit TV series & blockbuster movies including Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them, Peaky Blinders, Captain America & Sherlock Holmes, to name a few, as well as the upcoming Tolkein biopic, shot entirely in the region.

Follow LFO on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram to keep up to date with the latest in film in Liverpool, and keep your eyes peeled for some big announcements in the New Year.

This preview is being brought to Liverpool in partnership with Lionsgate, the Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson & Liverpool Film Office.

Watch the trailer to the film below.

Book your tickets to watch Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool at FACT here.

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