Jim Broadbent

Jim Broadbent

Jim Broadbent is back on the big screen this week as he teams up with James McAvoy for Filth; which is a big screen adaptation of the Irvine Welsh novel of the same name.

This is only the second big screen outing of the year for Broadbent with Cloud Atlas, but we are going to be seeing plenty of him over the next few months.

After Filth is released at the end of the week, he will turn his hand to comedy drama with Le Week-End.

The movie sees Roger Michell in the director’s chair and follows a British couple who return to Paris - where they honeymooned - to rejuvenate their marriage.

The likes of Quartet and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel doing really well at the box office recently - comedy films that have featured older actors - and Le Week-End looks set to follow in their footsteps and be as charming as other movies in this genre.

You would think that two movies hitting the big screen this autumn would be enough, but Broadbent as a third on the horizon.

Closed Circuit is that movie and sees Broadbent team up with Eric Bana and Rebecca Hall for a crime/drama.

The movie follows

two exceptional lawyers with a romantic history step into a dangerous web of secrets and lies, and when evidence points to a possible British Secret Service cover up, it's not just their reputations, but their lives that are at stake.

The end of 2013 is set to be a busy and varied one for Broadbent as these three releases see him move from book adaptation, to comedy to crime drama.

And 2014 looks set to be just as busy as he has already completed work on The Harry Hill Movie and lent his voice to Postman Pat: The Movie.

The actor is currently filming Big Game; a movie that sees Jalmari Helander return to the director’s chair for the first time since Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale.

Big Game follows a teenager who rescues the President of the United States when Air Force One is shot down near that campsite where he is staying, and sees Broadbent joined on the cast list by Samuel L. Jackson and Ray Stevenson.

Broadbent will also be lending his voice to Magik; which will also star Benedict Cumberbatch, Matthew Goode and Samantha Morton. Paddington is another project that is on the horizon, as the popular bear will be appearing on the big screen.

Paul King will be in the director’s chair for the film while Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth, Sally Hawkins and Julie Walters are all also on board.

Jim Broadbent is one of the best actors of his generation and he has a whole host of exciting projects on the horizon.

Filth is released 4th October.

by for www.femalefirst.co.uk
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