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Cast, Plot Announced For Boyle's "Babylon"

By Garth Franklin Monday October 14th 2013 08:21AM

Back in late August came word that "Slumdog Millionaire" director Danny Boyle was set to direct the pilot episode of UK Channel 4's new comedy drama series "Babylon".

All that was known at the time was that it is set in the world of modern policing, and is being penned by BAFTA winners Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong ("Fresh Meat," "Four Lions").

Now, further details have been revealed about the show, which will be a six-part series set around London and shot documentary-style.

James Nesbitt ("Jekyll," "The Hobbit") plays police chief constable Richard Miller who hires American new media expert Liz Garvey (Brit Marling) to revamp the public image of the British police.

Garvey must revolutionise a PR department struggling to keep up in the modern age of rolling news, smart phones and an information-hungry public.

The film follows those efforts across all levels of the force. Daniel Kaluuya will play a filmmaker following the force.

Paterson Joseph, Jill Halfpenny, Adam Deacon, Jonny Sweet, Andrew Brooke and Bertie Carvel also star.

Source: Screen Daily

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