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PUSHER (2012): Remake filming: Richard Coyle, Mem Ferda, Agyness Deyn

Richard Coyle, Agyness Deyn, Bronson Webb, Mem Ferda, Pusher

Luis PrietoPusher has begun filming. Pusher (2012) will star Richard Coyle, Mem FerdaAgyness Deyn, Bronson Webb, and Paul Kaye. Pusher (2012)’s plot synopsis: “As edgy and explosive as Nicolas Winding Refn’s 1996 cult classic, this English language remake tells the story of a week in the life of Frank, a big time drug pusher in London. Frank’s life is a fun-filled rollercoaster of a ride that soon spins out of control. Friendships start to vanish, there is no longer room for love within his life, and violence takes over. Danger and chaos are all around and he becomes a man trapped in his own world. Eventually Frank is left with no one to turn to and nowhere to go, becoming a man paralyzed with the fear of knowing there is no way of preventing his inevitable fate. Fast-paced, visually striking, witty and with some of acting’s finest talents, Pusher will have you gripped from beginning to end!” Pusher (2012) also stars Neil Maskell and Ray Callaghan.

The setting has been transferred from the original location of Copenhagen to London for the Luis Prieto-helmed update.

[Nicolas Winding Refn], who is producing the project, said: “Pusher was the film that launched my career and to have Luis Prieto direct the remake in London will be an exciting venture.

“It’s a classic tale with strong characters and has an engaging narrative. To see my key characters Frank and Tony in London, one of the most exciting and diverse cities in the world, is an opportunity not to be missed.”

I have never seen the original Pusher but I have heard that the film, the Pusher series (Pusher 2 and Pusher 3), and Mads Mikkelsen performance were good. There is no US release date for the film yet.

The official press release for Pusher:

London, 07 May 2011

Luis Prieto will begin shooting Pusher, the remake of Nicolas Winding Refn’s 1996 film, on May 8th. This exciting tale of life on the streets follows character Frank, through his drug exploits and down into despair, when his life is no longer appealing, or profitable. Pusher will star Richard Coyle (Prince of Persia), Bronson Webb (Dead Man Running), Mem Ferda (The Devil’s Double) and model Agyness Deyn [Clash of the Titans].

Shooting will take place in London on this gritty crime thriller, with Gaumont International to bring Prieto’s vision to the big screen in 2011.

Have an early look at the synopsis from this thrilling feature and prepare for the ride of your life, later this year!

Please, find the synopsis for Pusher below:

“As edgy and explosive as Nicolas Winding Refn’s 1996 cult classic, this English language remake tells the story of a week in the life of Frank, a big time drug pusher in London. Frank’s life is a fun-filled rollercoaster of a ride that soon spins out of control. Friendships start to vanish, there is no longer room for love within his life, and violence takes over. Danger and chaos are all around and he becomes a man trapped in his own world.

Eventually Frank is left with no one to turn to and nowhere to go, becoming a man paralysed with the fear of knowing there is no way of preventing his inevitable fate. Fast-paced, visually striking, witty and with some of acting’s finest talents, Pusher will have you gripped from beginning to end!” (Vertigo Films).

Source: Digitalspy

 

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