NEWS: Ben Kingsley to Star in Film Adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean’s Violent Cases

The film is an adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean’s first graphic novel.

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It has been announced that after 35 years since the publication of Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean’s first-ever graphic novel Violent Cases, Scary Monster, Lakesville Productions and Foton.Pictures have announced that development on the film adaptation is now underway. This announcement comes as it is confirmed that Academy Award winning actor Ben Kingsley will be playing the lead role of Osteopath in the film.

The creative team behind the film is led by writer Mike Carey, director Colm McCarthy and producer Camille Gatin.

Violent Cases is a journey into the mind of Neil Gaiman, as a famous author recounts fragmented childhood memories and visits to an osteopath who once worked for Al Capone, weaving a dark and twisting tale about stories, our memory, violence and the ways we can’t escape our past.

Talking about joining the film, Ben Kingsley said: “I’m delighted to be working with this fantastic team on Violent Cases, which for me is about the power and importance of storytelling, about how we negotiate the shadows cast by the father figures in our lives and above all about the right of our inner child to be heard.”

Meanwhile, director Colm McCarthy said: “Violent Cases is a wild, hallucinatory, yet thought provoking and emotional comic. It’s so exciting to build a film from this incredible, genre-defining work.”

Further casting and details about the film have yet to be confirmed.

Violent Cases

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