Production recently got underway for the 1960s-set espionage comedy “The Hot Potato” with vets Ray Winstone (left) (“The Departed”) and Colm Meaney (“Damned United”) in the leads.
Jack Huston, David Harewood, John Lynch and British TV presenter Louise Redknapp also joined the Wardour Pictures production.
Veteran sound editor Tim Lewiston wrote the script, the comic tale of two men (Winstone and Huston) who gain possession of a large lump of uranium from a government research facility and attempt to outwit a local criminal (Meaney) and sell it on the black market.
With filming underway for seven weeks on location in Belgium and the UK, Lewiston expressed his enthusiasm for his directing debut after 38 years in the film industry.
“It’s wonderfully exciting to embark work on my very first feature,” Lewiston said in a release. “It’s a great story and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to tell it with such a dream cast of international talent. As Orson Welles remarked, this is the biggest electric train set a boy ever had!”
Look for “The Hot Potato,” from Wardour Pictures, uFilm, LipSync Post Production and Novak Productions, on the festival circuit next year.