Rus­sell Brand to star in But­terfin­gers

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Bri­tish stand-up co­me­dian, ac­tor and ac­tivist Rus­sell Brand will be seen es­say­ing the role of hard-up as­sas­sin in the ac­tion-com­edy film But­terfin­gers.

Di­rected by Barn­aby South­combe and based on a script by Tom Nash, the film will be in­tro­duced to buy­ers at the Euro­pean Film Mar­ket in Ber­lin next week, re­ports hol­ly­woodreporter.com.

The film fol­lows the story of a lonely and downon-his-luck hit­man named Keith (Brand), also known as But­terfin­gers. In the film, Brand’s char­ac­ter is seen com­pet­ing against arch-ri­val Perry, who is af­ter the same tar­get in Spain.

When Perry beats Keith to the chase and kid­naps the tar­get’s ex-love, Keith re­luc­tantly takes their teenage son and nine-yearold daugh­ter as sec­ondary lever­age, re­sult­ing in a race across Europe as he’s forced to deal with the an­tics of chil­dren while at­tempt­ing to make it to the mark first.

Mark Lane will pro­duce the film, among oth­ers. “Tom has writ­ten a bril­liantly funny script that finds a new fan with ev­ery read,” says Lane.

PHOTO: SHUTTERSTOCK

Shoot­ing for ac­tor­co­me­dian Rus­sell Brand’s film will be­gin in July, in the UK

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