Saturday, April 24, 2010

Georgia Groome joins The Great Ghost Rescue

Joining newcomer Toby Hall (details here) to film The Great Ghost Rescue is the now 18 year old Georgia Groome, who will play his ghostly sister "wailing" Winifred.

Georgia was 13 when she was cast in low-budget gritty thriller London To Brighton, and then went on to play the lead alongside Aaron Johnson in Angus Thongs and Perfect Snogging.

A member of the Nottingham-based Television Workshop, Georgia is now represented by United Agents.

The Great Ghost Rescue will begin eight weeks of principal photography in UK and Hungary next week. Jason Isaacs, Kevin McKidd and Emma Fielding head the cast in the screen adaptation of NY Times best selling author Eva Ibbotson’s book “The Great Ghost Rescue”, Directed by Yann Samuell.

Humphrey (Hall) is a small ghost with a big problem. He and his family, the Craggyfords, have been ousted from their home and left without a place to haunt. As they search for new haunting grounds they soon discover that they are not alone. Marching on London to fight for the rights of their people… dead people, they soon find sanctuary and that they are the toast of the town.  But this celebrity is short lived, and when the tide of opinion turns it’s not only their rights, but their very existence that is being threatened.  With time running out, it’s up to Humphrey to save his family and the rest of the haunting community from total extinction.

“When I first read an early draft of the Great Ghost Rescue I immediately fell in love with Humphrey and this dysfunctional family – they were instant classics to me. It’s the kind of film I have always wanted to make for my own five children.   Characters make a movie, and although these characters are dead, in story terms they are so alive.  I think Britain has the best actors in the world, and we are so happy to have Kevin, Jason, Emma and young, fantastic, Toby to breathe life into them.” said Director, Yann Samuell.

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