Ben To Star In Period Thriller ‘The Critic’

Ian McKellen (The Good Liar), Gemma Arterton (Summerland) and Mark Strong (1917) will lead the cast of ‘The Critic’, a period thriller based on Anthony Quinn’s classic novel ‘Curtain Call’. Oscar nominee Lesley Manville (Phantom Thread), BAFTA nominee Romola Garai (Suffragette), Ben Barnes (Westworld) and Alfred Enoch (Foundation) will also star.

In the film set in 1934 London, McKellen plays Jimmy Erskine, the most feared drama critic in town—with Arterton as Nina Land, the actress who’s determined to win his favor. When Jimmy finds himself in the crosshairs of his newspaper’s new owner, David Brooke (Strong), Nina is entangled into a dangerous web of blackmail, deceit and murder.

Anand Tucker is directing from a script by Oscar nominee Patrick Marber, with production currently underway in and around London.



Tibby said:

I can’t wait to learn more about this film to find out what role Ben Barnes will have. I’m going to jump on the book to find out more.

Je suis impatiente d’en apprendre plus sur ce film pour savoir quel rôle aura Ben Barnes. Je vais me jeter sur le bouquin pourr en savoir plus.

June 30th, 2022

Joana said:

Hey. Does someone know if the filming has already started?

August 24th, 2022

Stephanie said:

Hi Joana! Filming began on The Critic in mid-June and has now concluded. :)

August 26th, 2022