What happens after you’ve been world-famous in Hollywood, but nobody remembers you anymore? That’s the central idea behind Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool, based on the true story of Gloria Grahame, and featuring a great cast including Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, Vanessa Redgrave, Kenneth Cranham, Stephen Graham, Frances Barber and Leanne Best.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘Liverpool, 1978: What starts as a vibrant affair between a legendary femme fatale and her young lover quickly grows into a deeper relationship, with Turner being the person Gloria turns to for comfort. Their passion and lust for life is tested to the limits by events beyond their control. Gloria Grahame was a Hollywood leading lady at the heart of several hit films from the Golden Age of Hollywood, including The Big Heat, It’s a Wonderful Life, In a Lonely Place, and Oklahoma! She won the Academy Award® for Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Bad and the Beautiful.’
The film’s European premiere will be at the BFI London Film Festival at the May Fair Hotel Gala on Wednesday October 11th, with a general UK cinema release set for November 17th, 2017. Take a look at the trailer below.