New work for Shimmy Marcus
Shimmy Marcus, the Irish director of Headrush (2003), will direct Souled Out, about two teenagers caught up in the northern soul movement in 1974. “We’re thinking Saturday Night Fever meets This Is England,” Marcus told Reel News. To be shot in Stoke- on-Trent, Souled Out will star Martin Compston (Sweet Sixteen, Red Road), Gerard Kearns (Shameless) and Jennifer Ellison (The Phantom of the Opera).
Marcus is also co-producer and supervising director on Breaking Boundaries: Ireland’s Extraordinary Cricket World Cup, directed by Paul Davey. The documentary goes on DVD release from March 7th and will be shown on Setanta on March 16th.