Pygmalion film eyes summer shoot
A feature based on the story behind George Bernard Shaw’s 1913 play Pygmalion is currently eyeing a late spring start to filming.
Not Bloody Likely takes its title from words spoken by the character Eliza Doolittle – words which shocked audiences when they were uttered during the play’s first performance in London in 1914, following its premier in Vienna the year before.
For some years afterwards, the use of the word ‘bloody’ reportedly became known as a ‘pygmalion’.
Big Man Films and Shooting Script Films are making the feature with Joel Hopkins calling the shots from his own screenplay.
Shooting Script Films’ best-known credit to date is A Street Cat Named Bob, which won Best British Film at the UK National Film Awards in 2017.
Big Man Films has several projects in development including an adaptation of Mo Hayder’s novel Pig Island.
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