COU­PLES RE­TREAT

Danny Mor­gan has the one-night stand from hell in Dou­ble Date

SFX - - Red Alert -

“It came from a gen­eral fear of dat­ing or talk­ing to women!” laughs Danny Mor­gan, writer/star of Dou­ble Date, a wild new com­edy with a su­per­nat­u­ral twist that’s li­able to put the fear into any­one look­ing for a ca­sual hook-up. Mor­gan plays Jim, a vir­gin on the verge of turn­ing 30 who thinks he’s fi­nally about to strike it lucky when he and pushy friend Alex (Be­ing Hu­man’s Michael Socha) meet sis­ters Lulu (Ge­or­gia Groome) and Kitty (Kelly Wen­ham). What a shame th­ese sib­lings seem to be blood­thirsty and a bit danger­ous…

Red Alert is sit­ting with Mor­gan and di­rec­tor Ben­jamin Bar­foot in Dou­ble Date’s East London edit suite, shortly af­ter view­ing some footage of Kitty in full-on fight mode. “I put her through quite a bit of train­ing,” says Bar­foot. “[Ini­tially] I tried to get her to lift some fake dumb­ells. She vir­tu­ally couldn’t lift them!” Three months of kick­box­ing and work­ing with a per­sonal trainer saw to that, with the Stock­port lass ably go­ing toe-to-toe with ex-boxer Socha.

So how best to de­scribe Dou­ble Date? “We don’t like to use the ‘hor­ror-com­edy’ word,” says Mor­gan, al­though there are plenty of laughs and some un­ex­pected scares due to Kitty’s hor­rific mo­tives for en­cour­ag­ing her sis­ter on this man-hat­ing rampage. What it def­i­nitely isn’t is a good ad­vert for on­line dat­ing. “True,” says Mor­gan. “You don’t want to link your site to this date!”

Dou­ble Date is in cin­e­mas from 13 Oc­to­ber.

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