Runaway Features and Press On Features have announced the release date of their latest feature “Essex Boys Retribution”, a London and Essex based crime thriller. Paul Tanter penned and directed the film, with Simon Phillips producing. The film follows on from Tanter and Phillips’ “The Fall of the Essex Boys”, with a fictionalised account of events 18 years on after the famed Range Rover killings.
Phillips said “After the success of The Fall of the Essex boys, which has sold 90,000 units to date, we’ve continued the story and I am pleased that Paul has delivered an even more exciting, darkly funny and sharper film. I’m very excited that Metrodome have scheduled a Christmas release. The interest in this story means Essex Boys Retribution is THE crime drama to be getting this December.”
The film stars Ian Virgo (Rise of the Footsoldier), Alex Ismail (Attack the Block), Ryan Winsley (The Fall of the Essex Boys), and Kyle Summercorn (Turnout) with Lorraine Stanley (London to Brighton), Vas Blackwood (Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels) and Billy Murray (The Rise and Fall of a White Collar Hooligan) all supporting.
Patrick Maxwell, Anthony Maxwell and Billy Murray are executive producing the feature, released on December 23rd.
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The gritty thriller sees troubled cop Damien (Nick Nevern) facing off against his old gang in the 2011 London riots. As tensions in the capital rise, a tragic incident kicks off city-wide violence that leaves no one unaffected, including his police partner, Louise (Kellie Shirley).
Producer Paul Tanter said “I’m delighted to be teaming up with Lionsgate again and to be releasing the film under our original title. This gives audiences a second chance to engage with this brutal drama with great central performances from Nick and Kellie. This is the best directorial debut I have ever seen and one Simon should be immensely proud of. With Nick’s character taking justice into his own hands, it’s great there will be a decent revenge/vigilante film available to buy this Christmas”. Ben Grunbaum from Lionsgate said “We are thrilled to be teaming up with Press On Features to re-release this great British thriller. Lionsgate are proud supporters of British film and are very happy to be working with Simon Phillips and Paul Tanter on the film”.
Phillips and Tanter recently wrapped kidnap drama The Disappearance of Lenka Wood and are in pre-production on period crime biopic The Rise of The Krays.