British stars Joel Fry, Phoebe Dynevor, Rory Kinnear, Paul Kaye and Jo Hartley star in feel good romantic comedy ‘Bank of Dave’ written by Piers Ashworth and directed by Chris Foggin. Also featuring Def Leppard, Netflix has acquired UK and Irish rights and WME Independent, the international film financing and distribution arm of talent agency WME represents international rights.
Filmed in Burnley and the North of England ‘Bank of Dave’ is currently in post production.
Based on the true-life experiences of Dave Fishwick; ‘Bank of Dave’ tells the story of how a working class Burnley man and self-made millionaire fought to set up a community bank so that he could help the local businesses of Burnley not only survive, but thrive. In his bid to help his beloved community of Burnley he has to take on the elitist financial instutions of London and fight to receive the first, new banking license to be issued in over 100 years.
Joel Fry (Yesterday, In The Earth, Love Wedding Repeat), who recently starred as one of the leads in the big budget, family movie Cruella, plays young London lawyer Hugh who is hired by Dave to fight his case against the British banking system. Star of Netflix hit Bridgerton, Phoebe Dynevor (The Colour Room) plays feisty local doctor Alexandra. The character of Dave is played by Olivier winner and BAFTA nominee Rory Kinnear (Bond, Penny Dreadful & The Imitation Game)
The script has been written by Piers Ashworth (Save The Cinema, Blithe Spirit) and is being directed by Chris Foggin (Fisherman’s Friends).