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Jack Thorne's War Book to commence principal photography in July

Story by Jack Foley

PRINCIPAL photography will commence on political thriller War Book on July 15, 2013, Sixteen Films and Archer’s Mark have announced.

The film, to be directed by Tom Harper, who is due to helm The Woman in Black: Angel of Death later this year, is a chilling chamber piece exploring the likely aftermath of an international nuclear attack, through a war game played out in the political backrooms of London.

The film will shoot on location in London and casting is underway.

Written by Jack Thorne (Long Way Down, The Fades), the film will be produced by Lauren Dark of Sixteen Films and Tom Harper, and executive produced by Mike Brett and Steve Jamison of Archer’s Mark alongside Ivana MacKinnon of Stray Bear Productions.

Harper commented: “Ever since making my first short films, I’ve wanted to return to telling universal stories with a political edge. Jack’s script is beautiful and scary and Ivana MacKinnon and Sixteen Films are the perfect collaborators for it.”

Lauren Dark, of Sixteen Films, continued: “I’m really delighted to be working with this incredible team to bring such an important issue back into the public consciousness. We are all hugely excited to be forging a new relationship with our partners at Archer’s Mark.”

And Mike Brett and Steve Jamison, Archer’s Mark, added: “We couldn’t be more excited about Tom and Jack’s creative vision for War Book. This is a vital and prescient story for our age that demands to be told, and we’re delighted to be working alongside Sixteen Films and Ivana to make this project happen.”

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