The 87-300 and sixty five days-extinct actor will star reverse the ‘A Touch of Class’ star, 84, in the upcoming biographical drama, which is set to be presented at this 300 and sixty five days’s Berlin Film Market by Pathé.
‘The Good Escaper’ will command the true story of octogenarian Bernard Jordan (Caine), who staged a “astronomical sprint” from his care dwelling to help the 70th anniversary of the D-Day Landings in Normandy, France, inspire in 2014.
Alongside Caine, Jackson will star as Bernard’s partner of 60 years, Irene.
The film shall be directed by BAFTA nominee Oliver Parker from a script by BAFTA nominee William Ivory and is scheduled to start principal photography in June this 300 and sixty five days.
In an announcement, Parker stated: “Nobody can withstand a script that makes of us both laugh and wail – I loved Billy’s writing and the story itself, so inspirational and so moving, regarded to mumble to our times and our want for heroes on a human scale, whether of us like Bernard Jordan or our doctors and nurses. And now to gain Michael and Glenda – two iconic actors – agree to honour this story with their brilliance, it’s the cherry on the cake!”
‘The Good Escaper’ shall be produced by BAFTA nominees Robert Bernstein and Douglas Rae and is an Ecosse Motion photos production for Pathé, BBC Film and Ingenious Media.
Govt Producers are Cameron McCracken and Jenny Borgars for Pathé, Rose Garnett for BBC Film, and Andrea Scarso for Ingenious.
Pathé will distribute the film in the UK, France and Switzerland and will handle gross sales at some point of the remaining of the enviornment.
As of the time of writing, no extra casting announcements had been made, and there may perchance be no longer any such thing as a release date in set apart for the characteristic.