Helen Mirren boards Brighton Rock

Helen Mirren and Pete Postlethwaite join Joffe’s Brighton Rock

Helen Mirren has signed up to star in the remake of classic crime drama Brighton Rock.

The original film (1947) starred Richard Attenborough as criminal Pinkie Brown, who is forced to marry a waitress when she stumbles on a murder linked to his gang.

Sam Riley is in the lead role, with Andrea Riseborough playing his wife Rose.

Pete Postlethwaite has also joined the cast as Phil Cokery, the husband of Mirren’s Ida, who wants to save Rose from Pinkie.