Craig Roberts is set to direct the comedy movie ‘The Scurry’ next. The filming of the project will start in the United Kingdom on an undisclosed date. Roberts is helming the film based on a screenplay by Tim Telling (‘Late Night Mash’).
Set against the backdrop of the Christmas season, the movie unfolds as a dark yet humorous comedy. The narrative centers on a diverse ensemble of characters who find themselves stranded in an Eco-cafe. However, their predicament takes an unexpected turn as several relentless squirrels embark on a killing spree.
Roberts’ most recent venture as a director is ‘The Phantom of the Open,’ a film that delves into the tale of Maurice Flitcroft, a dreamer and relentless optimist who, despite being a complete novice, manages to secure entry to the 1976 British Open Golf Championship qualification round. The sports drama features Mark Rylance and Ian Porter. He also wrote and directed ‘Eternal Beauty,’ which follows Jane, who encounters unexpected sources of love and life while grappling with despair due to her schizophrenia, leading to surprising outcomes. The movie stars Sally Hawkins and Robert Pugh. The filmmaker made his directorial debut with ‘Just Jim,’ a film in which he also starred. This coming-of-age story revolves around a Welsh teenager’s quest to become the cool kid in town by striking a deal with his new American neighbor.
As an actor, Roberts recently took on the role of Danny in the TV series ‘Still Up,’ portraying a socially anxious yet gifted journalist. The series follows an impulsive and free-spirited aspiring illustrator whose concerns about her daughter’s future keep her up at night. He starred as Anthony Richards in ‘The Return of the Yuletide Kid,’ a film centers on a struggling former child actor who returns home to Wales for Christmas. His recent credits include Bobby Purser in ‘Bittersweet Symphony’ and Private Sam Hodges in ‘Tolkien.’
The United Kingdom, the principal location of the film, is a significant location of Kevin Hart-starrer ‘Lift’ and David Ayer’s ‘The Beekeeper.’
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