Richard Loncraine Begins Finding Your Feet

Directing the senior citizen rom-com

Richard Loncraine Begins Finding Your Feet

by Owen Williams |
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Hot off 5 Flights Up, which stars Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton, director Richard Loncraine will return to home shores for his next film, **Finding Your Feet{ =nofollow}. The rom-com about a woman on the verge of retirement stems from a screenplay by Nick Moorcroft (Burke & Hare, St. Trinians) and Meg Leonard, who makes her debut as a writer here.

The retiree at the centre of the story is an aspirationally middle class snob who finds herself in reduced circumstances, much to her chagrin. Her world is further turned upside down when she comes into the orbit of her formerly estranged boho sister, who lives on a council estate. A senior citizens dance group is involved. Bonding and reconciliation probably ensue.

“Good stories are hard to find, and great one’s all but impossible," says Loncraine, who previously made Wimbledon and the Ian McKellen version of Richard III. "Sometimes you get lucky. Finding Your Feet is for me the best kind of story. It is about people, and how their lives entwine. The script made me cry and laugh - often at the same time. I cannot wait to get into production on this moving and funny film."

Shooting will take place in London and Venice, and get underway in October. There's no cast or release date in place yet. 5 Flights Up is just out in the US, but we don't yet have a UK date for that either.

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