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David Thewlis to star in dark comedy Croak

David Thewlis in The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas.

Story by Jack Foley

AWARD-winning actor and writer David Thewlis is set to star in the dark comedy Croak, to be directed by Kevin Thomas from Thewlis’ script.

The British heist film also stars Academy Award nominee Juliette Lewis, Emmy Award nominated Zoe Kazan, Julia Garner and Craig Roberts, as well as Ken Stott and Shirley Henderson.

Based on the short film Sunday Roast, which was screened at the London Film Festival 2015 to great critical acclaim, the film is a darkly comedic look at the ludicrous quirks of the film industry, which are thrown into sharp relief when a young actor meets a twisted mortician.

Philippa Thomas, of Thomas Thomas Films, said “Thomas Thomas are delighted to be announcing Croak. David’s script is just brilliant and I can’t wait to see how Kevin and this wonderful cast bring it to life.”

Tannaz Anisi, President of 13 Films, which is handling international rights to the production, added: “This is a supremely funny script with an all-star comedy cast to bring it to life. The amazing actor and writer, David Thewlis is joined by some of the best of both British and US talent to produce, direct and star in this adventure to bring his hilarious story to the big screen.”

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