|Cave to do second feature film|
|Wednesday, 24 May 2006|
Nick Cave has penned his second feature film, Death of a Ladies Man.Industry press at the Cannes International Film Festival reported today production on the film would go ahead in London in September but no budget details had yet been released.The film will be directed by John Hillcoat, who also helmed Cave's first feature, The Proposition, last year. The Proposition lead actor Ray Winstone is also attached to the film, which tells the story of a travelling salesman who trawls the south coast of England hawking beauty products. The salesman (Winstone) finds this the perfect way to meet lonely women and feed his desperate and indiscriminate addiction to sex. The film will be financed by FilmFour, the movie-making unit of British broadcaster Channel 4. Former FilmFour chief Paul Webster will produce the film through production company Kudos Pictures.
"Nick Cave and John Hillcoat are among the freshest, most distinctive voices in cinema today," Mr Webster told The Hollywood Reporter.FilmFour and Channel 4 head of drama Tessa Ross described the film as "darkly comic and exciting", adding that Hillcoat and Cave as a pairing were "exceptionally powerful".
The Proposition, a bleak 1880s Australian frontier western, was Cave's first solo foray into screenwriting, and was one of three Australian films chosen to screen at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival last year. Mr Hillcoat and Cave previously collaborated on 1988 horror flick Ghosts of the Civil Dead, as director and actor/co-writer.