Louise Brealey Finds Delicious

In Tammy Riley-Smith's dark rom-com

Right now, she’s probably best known as lovelorn lab worker Molly Harper on Sherlock (or for her small role in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), but Louise Brealey has just scored one of the lead roles in Tammy Riley-Smith’s dark romantic comedy Delicious.

Riley-Smith, who has shifted from Working Title executive to short film writer-director, is now stepping up for her first feature, which is being described as Chocolat crossed with Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down. Fifty Ladles Of Grey, anyone?

Looking For Simon’s Nico Rogner will star alongside Brealey in the story of a passionate chef whose love for food extends to forcing an excessive dieter to eat by extreme methods. Riley-Smith wrote the script and has dragooned in Sherlock co-composer Michael Price to step from behind the keyboard to act as producer on the movie.

The cameras will crank this December in London. Brealey is expected to be back as Molly for the next (and possibly final) set of Sherlock adventures.