The first trailer for Dexter Fletcher’s directorial debut Wild Bill has been released.
We caught the film at last year’s London Film Festival and loved it - read our review here.
Fletcher stays behind the camera for the drama, which he scripted with Danny King (Thieves Like Us). It’s Charlie Creed-Miles in the title role of the once violent ex-con who emerges from a stretch in prison to find his two young sons have been fending for themselves. Will Poulter (Son of Rambow, The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader) is the fiercely independent 15-year-old working illegally on the east London Olympic site to support his 11-year-old brother (Sammy Williams) after their mother ran out.
Despite touches of the gangster thriller, with the bad guy trying to make good scenario, Wild Bill is more a touching father-and-son drama with superb, warm and funny performances. Andy Serkis, Olivia Williams, Iwan Rheon, Neil Maskell and Jaime Winstone lend a bit of star power to Fletcher’s finely filmed labour of love.
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