Adrian Noble, the famed former artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, is set to helm the Danny La Rue biopic for Blacklisted Films and Leopard Drama.
Sir Danny La Rue, OBE was an British entertainer known for his singing and cross-dressing performances. Noble says: “Danny stood at the fulcrum of a changing British society and his story is filled with potent images where a man could dress as a woman and rub shoulders with royalty and gangsters alike.”
Martyn Hesford penned the script and filming is slated to get underway next year. Blacklisted Films are also developing an adaption of Richard McCann’s novel for “Mother of Sorrows” by Terence Davies, and the psychological horror thriller “The Willows”.