Release details announced for Russell Tovey's new film THE PASS
Lionsgate UK announced today that THE PASS will be released
in cinemas across the UK on 9th December 2016. After opening the prestigious
BFI Flare Festival, THE PASS will be presented as part of the BFI London Film
Festival where it will screen in the debate section.
THE PASS is a British drama from debut Director Ben A. Williams, starring
Russell Tovey (Looking, Being Human, The History Boys) and Arinze Kene.
THE PASS is adapted for the screen by John Donnelly from his hit play first
presented at the Royal Court Theatre, and is produced by renowned British film
producer Duncan Kenworthy (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill, Love
Actually, The Eagle).
THE PASS is the story of three very different nights over 10 years in the life
of a Premier League Footballer. Jason (Russell Tovey) is at the beginning of
his career, and on the night before his first big international match he and
long-time friend and team-mate Ade (Arinze Kene) share a hotel room, trying to
beat the inevitable pre-match tensions with locker-room banter and teenage
high-jinks. Out of nowhere Jason kisses Ade. The emotional repercussions of
this pass, and the decisions that follow on and off the pitch, have a major
impact on every aspect of the public and private lives of both men across the
next decade, in a sporting world where image is everything.
The cast includes Hollyoaks heart-throb Nico Mirallegro and theatre and TV
actress Lisa McGrillis. Tovey, McGrillis and Mirallegro all reprise the roles
they originally performed on stage.
THE PASS will be released in the UK by Lionsgate Films.