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Jude Law to play safe-cracker in Dom Hemingway

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Story by Jack Foley

JUDE Law is to star in a new London-based black comedy called Dom Hemingway.

The project, to be written and directed by Richard (The Matador) Shepard, will see the Sherlock Holmes star playing the eponymous character, who is billed as “a larger-than-life safecracker with a loose fuse” who is also funny, profane and dangerous.

After spending 12 years in prison, Dom hits the streets of London determined to collect what he’s owed for keeping his mouth shut.

Richard E. Grant has also joined the cast for the film, which is due to go before the cameras in the autumn.

Oscar-winning producer Jeremy Thomas is backing the project and said in a statement: “I so enjoyed Richard Shepard’s film The Matador, and when I read this script and thought of the film, I was excited. Richard has a special gift between comedy and drama, and we have wonderful actors to inhabit the film.”

The project also forms a partnership between Hanway Films and BBC Films, on behalf of whom BBC Films chief Christine Langan also commented: “The wicked humor and great energy of Richard’s script and a superb cast make this a wildly entertaining prospect and we’re very excited to be on board.”

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