Ken Loach to helm THE ANGEL’S SHARE

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
April 22nd, 2011

You know, while people may look to names like the Coen brothers or Woody Allen as the film world’s most prolific members, Ken Loach may have that title when it comes to those working across the pond.

Working at a high clip, Loach isn’t resting on his laurels; despite the fact that his latest film, ROUTE IRISH has yet to really find any sort of footing stateside, he’s already lined up his next project.

Variety is reporting that he’ll next be helming a film entitled THE ANGEL’S SHARE, a new comedy from the director. The film is penned by LOOKING FOR ERIC and THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY writer Paul Laverty, and will follow the story of “a new father who has narrowly escaped a prison sentence and, with the help of fellow community service workers, concocts a plan to carve out a new future that involves a whiskey distillery.”

It goes without saying that Loach is one of the best filmmakers currently working, and the fact that he’ll be reteaming with a cast of familiar names like John Henshaw, William Ruane, Gary Maitland, and Roger Allam, makes this one hell of a project to look forward to. I’m a huge fan of the filmmaker (need proof, just read my review of his film, KES, which recently hit the Criterion Collection), and the fact that he’ll be jumping into a comedy project like this has me more than excited.

What do you think?

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