Winstone, Sturgess, Evans Spread “Ashes”

Musicians Coldplay and private investor Merzbau are teaming to finance the sub-£5 million film noir feature “Ashes” for CinemaNX reports Variety.

Ray Winstone, Jim Sturgess, Luke Evans, Lesley Manville and Jodie Whittaker all star in the project, though story details are being kept under wraps.

Director Mat Whitecross and writer Paul Viragh, who previously paired on the Ian Dury biopic “Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll,” will serve in the same capacities here.

Esther Douglas and Fiona Neilson will produce. Shooting kicks off around the Isle Of Man next week.