Hamish Chalmers has laboured for two years, writing a superb script for Dave's next film project. The film will be called "Get Courtney" and promises to be a block-buster. I've read the script, but I'm afraid that I'm sworn to secrecy about the plot. My lips are sealed for the moment, but this page will feature stories and news on the progress of the film as it happens.
"It is unwise to pay too much, but it is worse to pay too little. When you pay too much you lose a little money...that is all. When you pay too little you may sometimes lose everything, as the thing you bought is incapable of doing the things it was bought to do."
- John Ruskin c.1840
Dave will be acting in a new $11.5m film called "Lipstick, Powder and Paint", being made by writer, director and actor Jay Wheddon.
Jay, who I met up with at the Cannes Film Festival this week, said "Filming is due to start at Pinewood and in London on 23rd August 2003 and is expected to take ten weeks."
The film will have a star studded cast and I will be putting up a full page about it's progress, just as soon as I have more information.
North East writer/Director Mike McCarthy has written a screenplay Tarantino wishes he was making. Mike`s movie is based on a little touched sport, but suprisingly is the second biggest audience participated in the UK, Greyhound racing. Mike scoured the acting fraternity to play the lead role of Gordy Metcalfe. Mike by chance saw Dave Courtney on Sky television and the decision was made. Get Courtney. It was no easy task, but arrangements where made and Mike was invited down to present and sell the part to Dave.
Lights, camera, action . . . Posh stars in new `Brit' flick
EUROPE's richest greyhound race is set to take place at Peterborough's Fengate Stadium. However, trainers and owners will not find this six-bend contest listed in any NGRC Calendar as it is the dramatic final scenes of a new feature film, Six Bend Trap, already being dubbed a `cult classic', with the final scenes set to be shot at Peterborough Stadium.
Billed as a cross between The Full Monty and Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels, the gritty drama stars former East End gangster Dave Courtney and Neil Fitzmaurice from Channel 4 sit-com Phoenix Nights. There are also roles for former world super middleweight champion Nigel Benn and glamour models Jo Guest and Jodie Marsh.
"Filming is scheduled at the stadium over a week in August," said the film's creator and writer Mike McCarthy.
McCarthy whose television credits include Boys From The Blackstuff and Spender added: "The film is a darkly humorous, gritty drama, but it is not a gangster film and the integrity of greyhound racing is not compromised.
"The film's plot centres on a ruthless, rich businessman, who will be played by Dave Courtney, who owns the best greyhound in the country. An ex-trainer sets a trap for three young men from a poor estate in North East England, who go on to train a dog which takes on the businessman's greyhound in a match-race at the Peterborough final. And the final is run over Fengate's six bends - hence the film's title."
Peterborough racing and general operations manager Con Baker said: "Peterborough Stadium had been approached some time ago about an involvement in the film and we were happy to proceed having been given assurances that it was the intention of the producers not to compromise the integrity of the sport.
"It's a wonderful opportunity for Peterborough - especially in the light of what has been achieved at this stadium over the last few years - to show itself off and `Six Bend Trap' might be just the vehicle to deliver it, and our sport, to a much wider audience."
“The Dealer” is a short comedy gangster film by Tony Royden. Running time of 24 minutes.
© Tony Royden 2003
Dave plays head doorman Trevor in this brand new film that started shooting at the beginning of November 2003.
Rewind is the first feature film to take you inside the world of British underground urban music. Mahalia is a young DJ starting out in a small club in East London and on pirate radio. Her Mum wants her to get a proper job and disapproves of her dodgy boyfriend, Daniel. Mahalia has always written songs and is inspired by her absent jazz saxophonist Dad, who communicates with her only via music, but she hasn't got round to recording any of them, being too busy with her party lifestyle. She fell out with her best friend, Verity, when they were teenagers, and now Verity is trying to make contact. Then something awful happens that makes Mahalia question everything - who are her friends? What does she want from life? How far is she prepared to go to get it? - and on the way to finding the answers to her questions, she meets Lance, a smooth and sexy sound engineer, and her life gets even more complicated...
Rewind is not just a story about the underground scene, it comes from the scene - PSG, Kele Le Roc and Leanne Pearce (aka DJ Precious) have been involved in the project almost from the beginning, as have many others (including Dave of course), both in front of and behind the camera.
Rewind is also a fresh urban soundtrack album featuring totally new tracks by Kele Le Roc, So Solid Crew, Sweet P, PSG, Leanne Pearce (aka DJ Precious), Lonyo, Nesha and other top London acts.
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