Jaime and Ray Winstone square up in cannibal horror Elfie Hopkins
14th Feb 11
Jaime Winstone (pictured) is to star alongside her father, Ray Winstone, in Elfie Hopkins – a twisted tale of cannibalism set in a British rural hunting village, which begins principle photography on March 8 in locations around Cardiff. This is the first time both actors have worked together.
Jaime plays the title role, a quirky “wanna-be” detective whose appetite for a real-life case is matched by the appetites of a new family (The Gammons) who move into the village. Ray Winstone plays the local butcher and meat is definitely on the menu….
Jaime said today: Elfie Hopkins has been an alter ego of mine for a while now and I can't wait for the world to meet her. She’ll kick ass!. For me, Elfie's a dream role to play and I feel there is a gap in the British film industry which we will more then fill! I can’t wait to work with Ryan Andrews - he is a young and exciting director with a vision that can match my imagination”.
Producer Jonathan Sothcott added:"We're delighted to be bringing Jaime and Ray Winstone together in a movie for the first time. They are both utterly compelling screen actors and we have a script worthy of their combined talents. I know Jaime will make Elfie an instant cult icon and in Ryan Andrews I have a director I think will be seen as a British Tim Burton"
Elfie Hopkins is made by Black and Blue Films in association with Ray Winstone & Michael Wiggs’ company Size 9 Productions, The film also stars Aneurin Barnard (Spring Awakening, Ironclad) and Kimberley Nixon (Cherrybomb)
The film is directed by Ryan Andrews, who also wrote the screenplay and acts as co-producer. Billy Murray and Ray Winstone exec produce.