Bill Nighy (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) has completed filming on the Agatha Christie TV adaptation, Ordeal by Innocent, and now we can look for him on the big screen.
Nighy is teaming up with James D’Arcy for the Broadchurch star’s feature screenplay and directorial debut Made in Italy, reports Deadline. And where will they be doing most of the filming? As you may have gleaned from the title… Italy! Tuscany to be more exact.
The story revolves around a London-based artist named Robert, played by Nighy. He and his estranged son make a trip to Italy to sell the house his late wife left to them. Jack Lowden, who you may have spotted in this year’s Dunkirk and can look for in 2018’s Mary Queen of Scots, is set to play his son.
It’s early in the film’s production timeline and the description is frustratingly short, so we are left to fill in the blanks: will the father and son reconcile their differences? And what are their differences, actually? Will they decide to keep the house? What are their neighbors like in Tuscany?
So. Many. Qs.
We’ll have to wait and see, but this movie is officially on our to-watch list.
Filming is set to take place in both London and Tuscany, with a release date yet to be confirmed.
D’Arcy is an Anglo regular, having starred in the BBC America series Broadchurch as Lee Ashworth. You may also remember him as the dapper yet sleazy publisher in Secret Diary of a Call Girl, opposite Billie Piper (Doctor Who). While this is his first time handling a feature length film, he did write and direct the short Chicken/Egg, starring Hayley Atwell (Agent Carter).
In the meantime, if you’re left wanting more of Nighy, you can catch up with him over at Amazon Video, in the 2016 release of Dad’s Army.
Did that satisfy your Bill Nighy “fix” for now?