Kellie joins the cast of Terence Davies' feature Benediction when production resumes later this year

Acclaimed Brit filmmaker Terence Davies, known for movies including Distant Voices, Still Lives, The House of Mirth and The Deep Blue Sea, was only three days from start of shoot on passion project Benediction when the film was shut down due to the coronavirus. Writer-director Davies, who is 74, had been in development on the movie for five years and it has been his sole focus since the launch of 2016 Emily Dickinson biopic A Quiet Passion.

BAFTA Rising Star nominee Jack Lowden (Dunkirk, Fighting With My Family) is starring in the £3 million-budgeted ($3.7 million) drama as celebrated World War I poet and soldier Siegfried Sassoon, who was decorated for bravery on the Western Front, and is best remembered for his poems about the war that brought him public and critical acclaim. Sassoon became a focal point for dissent within the armed forces when he made a lone protest against the continuation of the conflict.

UK producer Mike Elliott of Emu Films (Dirty God) is producing. Financiers include BFI, BBC Films, M.Y.R.A. Entertainment and Lipsync. Bankside launched sales at the EFM. Doctor Who and Paddington star Peter Capaldi has also joined the cast to play Sassoon in his later years.

Original article published by DEADLINE