Actresses set for dramedy.
British actresses Anna Friel (‘Limitless’), Tamsin Egerton (‘St. Trinian’s’) and Imogen Poots (‘Fright Night’) have all boarded the Michael Winterbottom-directed dramedy ‘The King of Soho,’ joining the already cast Steve Coogan.
Penned by Matt Greenhalgh (‘Nowhere Boy,’ ‘Control’), the film follows the business and personal life of club proprietor and porn publisher Paul Raymond, the eponymous ‘King of Soho.’
Egerton will be taking the role of Raymond’s girlfriend Fiona Richmond; Friel the part of Raymond’s first wife Jean, while Poots will play Raymond’s daughter Debbie.
Winterbottom says: “’The King of Soho’ chronicles the colourful life and times of Paul Raymond, who began his career on stage as an end-of-the-pier mind-reader and ended his life the richest man in Britain. It’s the perfect role for Steve Coogan and it is great we have Anna Friel, Tamsin Egerton and Imogen Poots playing the three most important women in his life.”
Coogan previously worked with Winterbottom on ‘24 Hour Party People’ and ‘Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story.’
‘The King of Soho’ was developed by Film4 and will be co-financed by Studiocanal.