Rufus Sewell and Olivia Williams reunite for dark comedy movie – News

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ExclusiveThursday, September 23, 2021, 11:05 a.m. by Jay Richardson

Picture shows L-R: Rufus Sewell, Olivia Williams


Rufus Sewell and Olivia Williams star in the dark comedy film The Trouble With Jessica.

Shirley Henderson (Stan & Ollie), Indira Varma (This Way Up) and Alan Tudyk (Subburgatory, Dodgeball) co-star of the independent film.

Shot in London this spring, the film is written by director Matt Winn and his regular screenwriting partner James Handel, which British Comedy Guide can exclusively reveal.

“I just did a really dark British comedy,” Sewell said. The only show in July. “Admittedly it’s very dark, called The Trouble With Jessica, with me and Olivia Williams playing my wife”.

He neglected to share plot details. But the feature, which is produced by Sarah Sulick for Bright Pictures, has been described as “intense but fun”.

Sewell and Williams recently appeared together in a dementia drama The fatheralongside Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman and Mark Gatiss.

Neither are known for their comedic roles. However, Williams appears as herself in the upcoming UK remake of the French comedy-drama Call My Agent!, appeared in two episodes of Friends as Joey’s love interest and briefly parodied her Sixth Sense performance in an episode of Spaced.

Sewell, arguably best known for playing John Smith, America’s Nazi leader in alternate history drama The Man in the High Castleappeared in the 1995 BBC adaptation of Cold Comfort Firm and portrayed dissolute entertainer Declan Howell in the American comedy-drama about a fictional stand-up, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

“If I had one thing I was good at, it would be comedy,” he told US National Public Radio in 2017. love doing, obviously – it’s not always fun watching people in their dream roles – but for me, it’s the thing I love doing the most, and I’m probably the best.

“So yeah, actually, that’s completely up my alley, I don’t do it very often. Maybe because of my bone structure and my hair color and my previous casting.”

He previously co-starred in Winn’s 2013 social satire short Brunchersalongside Natalie Dormer and Tom Burke.

Winn’s credits include the 2017 YouTube comedy series Bad Mother, which starred Laura Patch in the title role, as a deceiving mother in a world where everyone seems to be doing it right.

Foreign resident star Tudyk, who appeared alongside Sewell in the 2001 quasi-medieval adventure comedy The story of a knightshared a photo of their reunion during filming:

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