Agyness Deyn to Star in Adapatation of ‘Electricity’

electFilming has started on Electricity, starring Agyness Deyn and based on Ray Robinson’s novel of the same name.

Also starring: Lenora Crichlow (TV’s Being Human), Christian Cooke (Cemetery Junction), Paul Anderson (The Sweeney), Tom Georgeson (Notes on a Scandal) and Alice Lowe (Sightseers). The script was written by Joe Fisher and is being directed by Bryn Higgins.

The movie details the story of a brash young woman (Deyn) who leaves her seaside hometown to search for her long-lost brother, all the while experiencing hallucinations brought on by her epilepsy.

The film is produced by Clare Duggan (Unconditional) from Stone City Films and executive produced by Alison Morgan and was developed with the support of the British Film Institute’s movie fund.

The BFI is also backing the film’s production alongside health charity Wellcome Trust.

Soda Pictures has U.K. distribution rights and the film will shoot on location for six weeks in the Northeast of England and London.

Book synopsis:

Lily’s epilepsy means she’s used to seeing the world in terms of angles — you look at every surface, you weigh up every corner, and you think of your head slamming into it — but what would she be like without her sharp edges? Prickly, spiky, up-front honest and down-to-earth practical, Lily is thirty, and life’s not easy but she gets by. Needing no-one and asking for nothing, it’s just her and her epilepsy: her constant companion.

But then her mother — who Lily’s not seen for years — dies, and Lily is drawn back into a world she thought she’d long since left behind. Forced to renegotiate the boundaries of her life, she realises she has a lot to learn — about relationships, about the past, and about herself — and some difficult decisions ahead of her.


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