Opening in the UK on 30 March, Paddy Considine‘s second feature film, Journeyman, is coming to the big screen and we felt it’s important to push you in its direction when it’s released by Studiocanal in cinemas across the UK very shortly.
Not only does it star Considine but he also wrote and directed the indie drama and co-stars alongside the bloody brilliant Jodie Whittaker (Adult Life Skills, and the new Doctor Who), Anthony Welsh (My Brother The Devil), Tony Pitts (War Horse) and Paul Popplewell (’71).
Journeyman tells the story of middleweight boxing champion Matty Burton (Considine), who after winning a punishing fight on points, collapses at home. The journey towards regaining his speech, movement and memory will test everything he ever knew and family relationships are on the line with his wife Emma (Whittaker) and baby daughter Mia. Watch the trailer now, and the new poster is just up there at the top – Put this one in your diary, Paddy’s an exceptional film-maker:
It’s also interesting to learn that many of the supporting cast in Journeyman make their acting debuts and take on roles that closely mirror their actual professions with appearances from boxers, boxing commentators, nurses and occupational therapists. Journeyman was developed and shot in close collaboration with the boxing community and medical profession. Diarmid Scrimshaw produces (who worked with Considine on Dog Altogether and Tyrannosaur) and is financed by Film4, the BFI, Screen Yorkshire, and the Wellcome Trust.
Journeyman opens in UK cinemas on 30th March