Boorman Casts Jones In “Queen & Country”

Twenty five years on, filmmaker John Boorman (“Deliverance,” “Excalibur”) is finally getting around to a sequel to his 1987 feature “Hope and Glory” says Variety.

The semi-autobiographical, Oscar nominated original was set in the early parts of World War II and follows a nine year old boy and his London suburban family’s experiences during the Blitz as it brings them together.

In the sequel, entitled “Queen and Country”, the boy has grown up and has been conscripted into the military at the tail end of the Korean War. Caleb Landry Jones (“X-Men: First Class,” “Byzantium”) is in negotiations to star.

Boorman will helm the film from a script he penned. He and Kieran Corrigan will produce with shooting to take place in London. Jones is also attached to the sci-fi feature “Broken Dream”, but that is likely to shoot after ‘Queen’.