As films properly clank back into production, it's good to see there is still room for smaller movies among the blockbusters. And a new, untitled murder mystery is certainly locking in a great cast, as Saoirse Ronan, Sam Rockwell and David Oyelowo are all making deals to star.

Tom George, more normally found bringing episodes This Country to life (and overseeing Proms broadcasts), will make his feature directorial debut with the film, which has a script by Mark Chappell. The story is set in 1950s London, where a desperate Hollywood film producer sets out to turn a popular West End play into a film.

When members of the production are murdered, world-weary Inspector Stoppard (Rockwell) and overzealous rookie Constable Stalker (Ronan) find themselves in the midst of a puzzling whodunit within London’s glamorous Theatreland and sordid underground.

Searchlight Pictures is putting this one together, but has yet to indicate when it might start shooting.
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