Parachute has attached Marc Samuelson (STORMBREAKER, WILDE, ARLINGTON ROAD) as Executive Producer on its romantic comedy, HOPELESS ROMANTIC, by Ben Miller and Sophie Winkleman.
Marc is one of the industry's most experienced producers and has recently finished work on STORMBREAKER starring Ewan McGregor, Bill Nighy, Mickey Rourke and Alicia Silverstone – based on the first of the best-selling series of Alex Rider novels by Anthony Horowitz. STORMBREAKER was the largest independently produced UK film of 2006 and took over £6 million at the UK box office.
Ben Miller (SAXONDALE, STARRY NIGHT) is attached to direct HOPELESS ROMANTIC. Thandie Newton (CRASH, THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS) is to play PATIENCE, the female lead role. Filming set for Autumn 2007. Gail Stevens is casting.