Tennant for RomCom

News from the Cannes film festival this week reveals that former Doctor Who star David Tennant is set to star in a new romantic comedy opposite Kelly McDonald in the film Decoy Bride, reports The Independent.

Doctor Who star David Tennant - getting a Decoy Bride?It is seen as a great chance for Tennant to get some of the big screen success that he allegedly craves, and certainly the brief outline below sounds intriguing:

David Tennant will play the lead in a sharp-tongued romantic comedy, Decoy Bride, opposite fellow Scot Kelly MacDonald, it was announced at the Cannes Film Festival yesterday. It is hoped that the former Doctor Who’s role as a soon-to-be-married writer grappling with writer’s block will lead to the big-screen recognition that has long evaded him.

More information is available in The Scotsman,where it is reported Scots filmmakers Ecosse Films (Mrs Brown, Becoming Jane) are involved. The producer of Decoy Bride is Douglas Rae, while the script is by Neil Jaworski and comedy actress Sally Phillips. Of the script – to be directed by Sheree Folkson – Rae says:

“What’s significant for us is it’s our first romantic comedy, having done children’s films, horror, thrillers, period pieces.”

“Sally has captured the charm of Four Weddings or Nottinghill (by screenwriter Richard Curtis] but has an original voice. She’s captured that quintessentially British humour.”

This isn’t Tennant’s first movie, however. He’s already appeared in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in which he played Barty Crouch Jnr and a Death Eater, as well as 2009’s World War II movie Glorious 39, not to mention the most recent St. Trinian’s movie, The Legend of Fritton’s Gold.

Christian Cawley

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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