Stanley Tucci and Colin Firth in a gay romance story? Yes, please!
According to Variety, the two celebrated actors are set to play a pair of long-term partners living in England. The couple go on a road trip after Tucci’s character Tusker is diagnosed with onset dementia. Tusker and his lover Sam (played by Firth) then visit family and friends thanks to their RV.
Or as scriptwriter and director Harry Macqueen explains:
“‘Supernova’ is a deeply romantic, modern love story,” said Macqueen, who also wrote the script. “It follows two people who are bound together by their love for each other but being pushed apart by the situation they find themselves in. It is an intimate, naked portrayal of a relationship facing a fissure that threatens to cut it to its very core.”
Then Variety goes farther to explain:
“As the trip progresses, however, their ideas for the future clash, secrets come out, and their love for each other is tested as never before. Ultimately, they must confront the question of what it means to love one another in the face of Tusker’s illness.”
While the film, which just finished six weeks of shooting in England’s Lake District, already has some pretty talented actors in front of the camera, there is also notable talent behind the camera.
Supernova is produced by Emily Morgan of Quiddity Films (I Am Not A Witch and Make Up) and Tristan Goligher of The Bureau (45 Years, Only You, and Weekend). In addition, cinematographer Dick Pope (Oscar-nominated for The Illusionist and Mr. Tuner), casting director Shaheen Baig (award winner for Lady Macbeth and Control), and production designer Sarah Finlay (45 Years).
Production company The Bureau Sales sold Supernova’s distribution rights to several companies in varying territories like the U.K., Japan, and more.
Clémentine Hugot, of The Bureau Sales, pitched the film during distribution talks as “every sales agent’s dream, combining strong producers, gifted actors, an elegant script, and a talented director who celebrates love with a mix of witty humor and truly heartfelt, emotional moments. All of these factors are reflected in the quality of the first distributors we have managed to attach so far.”
The film may be coming to a theater near you sometime in the future. We’ll keep you updated as release dates drop.