Friday, October 28, 2011

First look at Private Peaceful

First look at Skins alumni Jack O'Connell as Charlie in the latest Michael Morpurgo film adaptation, Private Peaceful, which has been filming in Norfolk.

He's seen here with co-star Alexandra Roach as Molly, the girl that both he and his brother Tommo, (played by George McKay), fall in love with.

Private Peaceful details the gritty rural lives and loves of Tommo and Charlie – two young brothers – and their poor Devonshire family from 1909 until 1916, when the outbreak of war destroys their country idyll. Both join up (one under age) leaving behind the beautiful Molly who is the love of both their lives.

The young men survive gas attacks, shelling, German troops and the appalling deaths of their close friends. But one thing they cannot escape is summary military justice.

The film is being produced by Guy De Beaujeu and Simon Reade (also the screenwriter), and directed by Pat O’Connor, with release expected some time next year.

1 comment:

  1. read the book of this and it made me cry so much >___<