Currently in production across the pond is Barnaby Southcombe’s feature drama “Scarborough” which is an adaptation of the award-winning play by Fiona Evans, which follows the “dangerously charged romance” between a fifteen-year-old boy and one of his teachers.
Southcomnbe’s film, which unfolds over the course of 2 weekends at a seaside resort, stars Jordan Bolger as the boy, and Jodhi May as the teacher.
American audiences will recognize Bolger from AMC’s “Into the Badlands” (in a recurring role) and the BBC series “Peaky Blinders” which is currently streaming on Netflix.
Director Southcombe said: “This is a really important project for me, one I’ve been yearning to do ever since I first saw the play at the Royal Court. It dares to look at these people as humans not monsters, asking you for one brief moment not to pass judgment. I guarantee you’ll feel differently about each couple by the end.”
Great Point Media, Southcombe’s Embargo Films and Poisson Rouge Pictures are producing the film, with Christopher Granier-Deferre, Chris Simon of Embargo and Jim Reeve of Great Point serving as executive producers.
Granier-Deferre added: “I’m thrilled to be making ‘Scarborough’ with Barnaby and the magnificent cast and crew we’ve assembled. It is a touching, powerful and thought-provoking piece that asks us to look beyond the moral implications of these relationships and instead at the individuals caught up in their destructive wake.”
Jessica Barden and SEE RANK Edward Hogg co-star.