Belfast Telegraph

Fry stars in post-war soldiers film

Stephen Fry and Joss Stone have signed up to star in a new Martin Scorsese film on soldiers returning home from the battlefield.

Taxi Driver and Goodfellas director Scorsese is executive produce of the movie, entitled Tomorrow.

Directed by Martha Pinson, the film "explores the difficulty and loneliness soldiers encounter as they try to reintegrate back into society having served for their country."

Tomorrow is being billed as US director Scorsese's first foray into British feature film.

The filmmaker said: "I'm honoured to join Martha in her directorial debut. Through her vision, the great cast and dedicated team, this story will resonate for years to come."

Singer Joss' last big acting role was in 2010 as Anne of Cleves in The Tudors, the TV drama about Henry VIII.

QI host Stephen stars in The Hobbit films and has been filming The Man Who Knew Infinity, alongside Toby Jones and Jeremy Irons.

Tomorrow will also feature Defiance actress Stephanie Leonidas, Game Of Thrones actor Paul Kaye and Philomena actress Sophie Kennedy-Clark.

Pinson, best known for her work as Scorsese's long-time script supervisor, said that the movie would tackle issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder, HIV and Aids.

"Tomorrow explores the difficulty of moving on from loses and injuries, to forge a life, to find sustaining work, and experience love," she said.

The film is being shot at Tedworth House in Wiltshire, which is a recovery centre for wounded serving and veteran members of the armed forces, across London and in Spain.

Actors Sebastian Street and Stuart Brennan star in and penned the script for the film.

A spokeswoman for the film said that Stephen's character's storyline would be "closely linked to HIV and Aids issues".


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