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15 February 2012  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  

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Arriving soon on a tailwind of London Film Festival buzz and general goodwill is Dexter Fletcher's directorial debut, Wild Bill, a family crime drama that'll bring a touch of the old West to the East End of London. With its release date hoving into view with spurs clinking, it has a new quad to dazzle a bus stop near you in the very near future.

The story sees ex-con Bill Hayward (Charlie Creed-Miles), the Wild Bill of the title, get out of jail after eight years to find his young sons Dean (Will Poulter) and Jimmy (Sammy Williams) left to fend for themselves by their absent mum. Bill’s appetite for parenting hasn’t sharpened during his years inside, though. Pretty soon social services are involved and his son is tipping the police off on his dad’s shady dealings.


At this point, given the Hollywood treatment, rough-diamond Bill would discover his inner dad and treat his adoring sons to years of freshly-flipped pancakes and wise-but-entertaining advice about girls.

Happily, Dexter Fletcher’s film doesn’t look remotely like the Hollywood treatment. What ensues should be as messy, murky and funny as life itself - especially if your life involves having a sharp-suited gangster Andy Serkis threatening to kill you on a daily basis.

Joining Creed-Miles, Serkis and co. in Fletcher's manor is his old Lock, Stock mucker Jason Flemyng, as well as Jaime Winstone, Olivia Williams and Kill List's Neil Maskell. It's coming soon, so keep eyes peeled for news on the release date.


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