Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Film Watch 2012: Hard Boiled Sweets

Article author: Alwyn Ash

Taking a look at some of the films to be released this year...

Atypically this new low-budget British gangster drama is not set in the East End of London, instead cast and crew went to the Essex seaside town of Southend-on-Sea, in the UK.

Described as a "love letter to hard-boiled American crime fiction", the movie follows ex-con Johnny (played by actor Scot Williams) as he prepares for a heist - Mob Boss ‘Shrewd’ Eddie has one million stashed at his home. However, it so happens that others have the same idea...

Writer and director David Hughes (A Girl And A Gun) recently said, "We've kind of reimagined Southend as a kind of Las Vegas of the third world so it's not exactly a realistic portrayal of the town. But it became integral to the part. Southend is very much a character in the movie."

Studio: Universal Pictures UK.
Released on DVD and Blu-ray in April.

Further reading: Hard Boiled Sweets on Facebook