Jamie Bell (“Rocketman,” “Skin”) is set to star in “The Widow” helmer Olly Blackburn’s new World War II thriller “Dynamite Room,” based on the novel by Jason Hewitt. Playwright EV Crowe adapted the script with Altitude set to produce.
Set during July 1940, the story follows twelve-year-old evacuee Lydia who walks through a village in rural England on a baking hot day wearing a gas mask before arriving at her abandoned family home, a manor in the marshes.
Late that night comes Heiden (Bell), a gun-wielding soldier heralding a full-blown German invasion. He won’t kill Lydia, but she cannot leave the house. What is he looking for? Why is he familiar and how does he already know her name?
Ivana MacKinnon and Oliver Roskill will produce but no production date has yet set.