Cameras roll on Living with Bill Nighy


Bill NighyCameras are rolling this week on Number 9 Films’ Living, a feature adaptation by Kazuo Ishiguru of Akira Kurosawa’s 1952 Japanese drama Ikiru. 


Set in early 1950s London, the story follows Nighy’s veteran civil servant Mr Williams who discovers he as a terminal illness, and subsequently sets about trying to find meaning in his seemingly monotonous life. 

He has limited success with his attempts at debauchery in Brighton, but when he goes back to London and meets a young colleague, played by Aimee Lou Wood, he finally begins coming to terms with facing his own mortality. 

Oliver Hermanus directs; the executive producer is Ko Kurosawa of Kurosawa Productions. The film is backed by Film4 and Ingenious. 

Number 9 Films has recently been in post on Mothering Sunday, an adaptation of Graham Swift’s novel starring Odessa Young, Colin Firth, Olivia Colman and Josh O’Connor. 

Image: BBC/Heyday Films/Runaway Fridge/Carnival/NBCUniversal. 


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