Andrea Riseborough Joins Brighton Rock

With Sam Riley in Greene adaptation

Andrea Riseborough Joins Brighton Rock

by Phil de Semlyen |
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Andrea Riseborough has joined Sam Riley in Brighton Rock, BBC Films' adaptation of the Graham Greene novel.

This is, of course, the second time Greene's crime classic has been brought to the screen, with Richard Attenborough making such a memorable turn as sinewy, sinister small-town hoodlum Pinkie Brown in the 1947 version. This time around hoodlum honours go to Riley, with Riseborough (best known for Mike Leigh's Happy-Go-Lucky and telly period drama The Devil's Whore) playing the waitress who blackmails him into marrying her.

Brighton Rock marks the directorial debut of Rowan (son of Roland) Joffé, up until now best known for his **28 Weeks Later **screenplay. Filming starts this autumn.

Riseborough, meanwhile, is next up in another literary adaption, appearing alongside Keira Knightley in Mark Romanek's adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go. She follows that with a turn in the not-as-saucy-as-it-sounds We Want Sex, a comedy-drama set during the 1968 Dagenham strikes.

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