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‘Last Chance’ for Hoffman & Thompson

This is for those who enjoyed their same sequence non-pairing pairing in Stranger Than Fiction, veteran actors Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson are getting one of those rare opportunities to play romantic leads while very much past the middle age point. Variety reports that the pair will star in Overture Films' newest project set to start in London in September and produced by Tim Perell and Nicola Usborne with Jawal Nga exec producing. Last Chance Harvey will be Joel Hopkins.

Written by Hopkins and Usborne, this is about a man down on his luck finds an unlikely female companion while in London attending his daughter's wedding.

I’ve yet to hear about this particular Brit filmmaker, but
Hopkins won a BAFTA award for most promising newcomer five years ago for their work on Jump Tomorrow (2001).

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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