In the mid 2000s Richard Shepard made The Matador and The Hunting Party. They were both good movies but also rather underappreciated, so he’s had to go back to TV for the past few years. Now he’s returning to feature films with Dom Hemingway, and THR reports that Jude Law and Richard E. Grant are set to star.
Dom Hemingway will follow the titular character, a larger than life safecracker with a lose fuse who is also funny, profane and dangerous. Freshly released from prison, he’s looking to collect on what he thinks he’s owed thanks to him keeping quiet about what he knew on his last job. There’s no news on who Grant will play.
Producer Jeremy Thomas is working with Hanway Films and BBC Films to get the movie made, and Shepard is pencilling in an autumn shoot in London.