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Colin Firth and Emily Blunt to unite for dark comedy

The King's Speech

Story by Jack Foley

OSCAR winning actor Colin Firth is to co-star alongside fellow Brit Emily Blunt in an untitled dark comedy, it has been revealed in Cannes.

The project will mark the big screen debut of Dante Ariola, who cut his teeth doing a lot of commercials. It will be based on a screenplay by Becky Johnston.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film will tell the story of man who fakes his own death in an attempt to re-invent himself who subsequently meets a woman who also wants to escape her old life.

They subsequently team up to break into empty houses to steal the identities of the absent owners.

Shooting is due to commence in the autumn.

Having been crowned best actor at this year’s Oscars for The King’s Speech Firth shows no sign of taking it easy. Also completed, and due for release later this year, is Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy alongside Gary Oldman and Benedict Cumberbatch.

And he’s also signed up for a big screen remake of Gambit alongside Cameron Diaz and Alan Rickman.

Blunt, meanwhile, was last seen alongside Matt Damon in The Adjustment Bureau and lending her voice to animated hit Gnomeo & Juliet

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