James Cosmo Joins the Cast of Tomorrow, presented by Martin Scorsese
James Cosmo Joins the Cast
of Tomorrow, presented by Martin Scorsese
James Cosmo (Braveheart, Games of Thrones), Ricki Hall and Will Tudor (Game of Thrones) are the latest cast additions to landmark British feature film, Tomorrow, presented by Martin Scorsese.
Stephen Fry (The Hobbit), Stephanie Leonidas (Defiance), Sebastian Street (Age of Heroes), Stuart Brennan (Risen), Sophie Kennedy-Clark (Nymphomaniac 1 & 2, Philomena) Paul Kaye (Blackball, Game of Thrones) and Joss Stone (The Tudors) round out the cast of Tomorrow.
Produced by London based production companies, Roaring Mouse Productions & Studio 82, Tomorrow marks Martin Scorsese’s first ever voyage into British feature film as he takes on an executive producer role. It also heralds the feature film directional debut of Martha Pinson, Scorsese’s long-‐time script supervisor. Pinson has directed an award winning short film and off-‐ Broadway plays as well as collaborating with Oliver Stone and Sidney Lumet. She has also worked on Scorsese’s four most-‐recent narrative films: The Aviator, The Departed, Shutter Island, and Hugo. The script is being penned by Stuart Brennan and Sebastian Street who are producing alongside Dean M. Woodford, while Emma Tillinger Koskoff and Scorsese come on as Executive Producers.
Martin Scorsese said: “I’m honoured to join Martha in her directorial debut. Through her vision, the great cast, and dedicated team, this story will resonate for years to come.”
With a BAFTA Award winning cast , Tomorrow has begun principal photography for six weeks across London locations to include Battersea, Borough and Shoreditch, as well as Tedworth House in Wiltshire, the Help for Heroes run Recovery Centre for Servicemen and women and Spain in October.
Tomorrow is a moving and inspirational feature film, which candidly explores the difficulty and loneliness soldiers encounter as they try to reintegrate back into society having served for their country; moving on from losses and injuries to forge a life, find sustaining work and experience love. The film is a very personal journey for both writers and boldly explores several hard-‐ hitting yet underexposed issues such as post-‐traumatic stress disorder, as well as HIV and AIDS.
The subject matter of the film is both topical and timely, with the end of the UK combat mission in Afghanistan due to take place by the end of the year when British troops will be withdrawn after 13 years of intense fighting, which has claimed 453 British lives and has left as many as 74,991 British men and women in need physical or psychological support in the future. The project is supporting the charity ‘Help for Heroes’ and in particular backing their recent campaign encouraging people to become ‘friends’ of the charity by regularly donating. This campaign will help to ensure that Help for Heroes can support Servicemen, women and Veterans with serious issues, such as those raised in the film, for years to come.
Help for Heroes Director of Recovery, David Richmond said: “We are so pleased that ‘Tomorrow’ is tackling some of the very real issues that impact upon our Servicemen, women and Veterans. As we withdraw from Afghanistan, it is especially important that we don’t forget the long term effects that conflict can have on the people who put themselves on the line for our country – the physical and psychological scars are rarely easy or quick to heal.”
Martha Pinson said: “ Tomorrow is a great script. The dialogue is brilliant and believable; the reversals and surprises are well placed and powerful. The characters and situations are vividly drawn. It explores the difficulty of moving on from loses and injuries, to forge a life, to find sustaining work, and experience love. This is an acute challenge for a person in their mid-‐late 20’s, which has not been extensively explored. For an injured veteran or someone who is HIV positive it is colossal.”
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Help for Heroes offers comprehensive support to those who have suffered life-changing injuries and illnesses while serving our country. This support is provided through grants direct to our Heroes and their families, grants to other charities and through four Help for Heroes Recovery Centres across the UK. A study in September 2014 by Help for Heroes and the Royal College of Psychiatrists found that 75,000 men and women may need long term support following our involvement in the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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