LONDON FIELDS has been added as a Special Presentation at the 40th Toronto International Film Festival. The festival runs September 10 to 20, 2015, but the screening date has yet to be announced. Keep up with the film on it’s official TIFF page.
Since things are now moving forward with the film, I’ve been holding on to a couple of things to share.
TOYDRUM, the musical act that Jim has posted about before, are officially listed as being involved with the soundtrack. The production notes for KIDNAPPING MR. HEINEKEN not only mention LONDON FIELDS as one of Jim’s upcoming projects, but that he is also involved with original music for the film. I guess that is what this post from TOYDRUM’S blog last year was all about:
Lastly, Billy Bob Thornton discussed the film on October 15, 2014, at Loyola Marymount University’s School of Film & Television. This is really the most any member of the cast have said about it. If this doesn’t get you excited about the film, I don’t know what will!
I just made a movie last year in London that’s gonna come out next year. 12 people are gonna see it, six of them won’t know what it means and the other six are gonna think it’s a masterpiece, which it is…I didn’t direct it, by the way, so don’t start thinking I’m saying I made a masterpiece. It’s called London Fields. It’s based on a Martin Amis book. I recently saw it with the director. It’s not all together yet but it’s brilliant. It’s like they used to make movies that were different. I mean if you want to say avant-garde, I suppose you could but it’s really more… It feels very contemporary and yet it feels like a movie like Blow-Up. You know, it’s terrific. It excited me to see it. It excited me to make it and every day it was hard. Every day was miserable on this movie and with the weather in London and we had no time and no money and it was a real, real hard movie to make. And I miss it. It’s almost like an abusive relationship or something. It’s like I wish I was back there making it again because it was so hard and yet we knew we were making something that the bloggers will destroy, a few of the critics in the papers and stuff like that are gonna love it. It’s gonna be a polarizing movie and the average… Like if you’re looking for a broad audience like the guy that runs a lawnmower shop out in Iowa or something, they won’t even know what it is. I mean, it could be is that a raccoon or a baseball bat? They won’t even know what it is.
SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter