Oscar nominee Benedict Cumberbatch has officially signed on to star alongside Mark Strong and others in “The End We Start From”. The Doctor Strange star was initially attached only as an executive producer when the project was first revealed. However, as per news, his arrival is confined.
“The End We Start From” has been described as “a powerful hopeful story about the trials and joys of new motherhood in the midst of devastating floods that swallow up the city of London.” It follows a woman (played by Comer) with a newborn infant who must try to find her way home after a devastating environmental crisis strikes the city.
The first official photo for The End We Start From has also been revealed, offering us our first look at Jodie Comer’s character as she holds onto her newborn child!
The End We Start From Official Synopsis
“Set amid an environmental crisis that sees London submerged by flood waters, the feminist survival story focuses on a young family torn apart in the chaos,” reads the synopsis. “Comer will play a mother who, with her newborn child, tries to find a way home, navigating the most challenging and apocalyptic start to motherhood.”
Other Cast Members
In addition to Cumberbatch, other cast members have also been confirmed. Mark Strong (Shazam!), Joel Fry (Cruella), Gina McKee (My Policeman), and Nina Sosanya (His Dark Materials) have also joined the cast. Further, the “Fantastic Beasts” actress Katherine Waterston is also among the new casting additions. The production is currently underway in London.
The End We Start From will be directed by Mahalia Bello from a screenplay by Alice Birch (Succession). It is based on Megan Hunter’s novel of the same name.
The film will be produced by Leah Clarke, Adam Ackland, Liza Marshall, Sophie Hunter, and Amy Jackson. Executive producers are Cumberbatch for SunnyMarch, Comer, Strong, Sébastien Raybaud, Fanny Soulier, Pieter Engels, Kate Maxwell for Anton, Dave Caplan and Jason Cloth for C2 Motion Picture Group, Eva Yates and Claudia Yusef for BBC Film and Lizzie Francke for the BFI.
The film will be co-financed by Anton, C2 Motion Picture Group, BBC Film and the BFI. Anton and UTA Independent Film Group are handling worldwide sales, with UTA and Anton having helped structure the financing.