Lorton lines up Michael Winterbottom, Steven Gerrard films
Lorton lines up Michael Winterbottom, Steven Gerrard films

Lorton lines up Michael Winterbottom, Steven Gerrard films

Emerging UK financier-distributor Lorton Entertainment has boarded finance on a Michael Winterbottom music film and a Steven Gerrard [pictured] documentary from the producers of Amy.

Winterbottom (24 Hour Party People, The Trip) is in production on an untitled film about rising UK alt rock band Wolf Alice, which was nominated for British Breakthrough Act at this year’s Brit Awards.

Lorton will also distribute the Revolution Films production, which will feature the band members alongside emerging UK actors.

The London-based outfit, which is headed by investment banker Julian Bird and a consortium of private financiers, is also set to back and distribute a documentary about revered UK footballer Steven Gerrard, which will be produced by Amy producer James Gay Rees. A director has yet to be attached.

 

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