Tuesday, July 12, 2011


Sheridan Smith, Jack O’Connell, Russell Tovey and Ralph Brown to Star in

"Tower Block"


July 12th, 2011

Press release:

Principal photography to commence on 18th July 2011

London, 2011 – Surya Productions in association with The Tea Shop and Film Company announce principal photography on feature film Tower Block. Commencing 18th July, Tower Block will be directed by first time duo Ronnie Thompson and James Nunn and shot on location around East London.

Tower Block is a British thriller movie starring SHERIDAN SMITH (Musical production of Legally Blonde, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps), JACK O’CONNELL (Eden Lake, Harry Brown, Skins), RUSSELL TOVEY (Being Human, History Boys) and RALPH BROWN (Mean Machine, Huge, Killing Bono). Tower Block is written by James Moran (Torchwood, Severance) and produced by James Harris (Screwed, Cockneys Vs Zombies), Mark Lane (Cockneys Vs Zombies) and Ronnie Thompson (Screwed). Sales are handled by Simon Crowe’s SC Films International.

Hear no evil, speak no evil, see no evil.

When Jimmy, 15, is brutally murdered by two hooded figures, Becky (Sheridan Smith), Kurtis (Jack O’Connell), Neville (Ralph Brown) and the other residents of Tower Block 31 are witnesses to the killing but fearing retribution they are too scared to give detectives any information and the police investigation is going nowhere.

One year later and someone has taken justice into their own hands. Picked off one by one, the tenants of Tower Block 31 are under threat from a mystery sniper who has also set traps throughout the building holding them prisoners in their own homes.

Unsure of why they have been targeted the group put their differences aside undertaking daring attempts to escape the building. But with every exit leading to another death, will they ever escape Tower Block 31?


jamesmoran: Aha. I see my dirty secret is out... Will do a blog post within the next hour, thank you for the comments so far!

boydhilton: @jamesmoran So.. Tower Block... with @RussellTovey? INTERESTING! (I have just been sent the press release)

Tom_In_Oz_: @boydhilton it's been blogged earlier today probably the same thing they sent you x

jamesmoran: @boydhilton Thank you sir! Very excited about this one. It's pretty dark and brutal!

boydhilton: @jamesmoran dark, brutal and starring Tovey and O'Connell - dream scenario.

russelltovey: @boydhilton hot press release? :-) x

KevinLehane: Congrats on the new movie! @russelltovey and @jamesmoran

jamesmoran: @KevinLehane Thanks guvnor!

russelltovey: @KevinLehane ta Kev x

boydhilton: @russelltovey super hot... xx (ps: did you get the shirt from Chez Matt?)

russelltovey: @boydhilton he says he is looking after it and I can grab it tonight!! X

russelltovey: RT @BlaconCityFarm: @russelltovey Hey Russell could we get a RT, get us some followers, city farm/adventure playground near Chester,Uk? Thankyou! @Suziwoozywoo

russelltovey: RT @mobyrik: @russelltovey Hello Russell, Can I get a RT please? I'm not famous, have nothing to plug and don't need sponsoring. Ta muchly.

Amethyst89: Have decided I am going to rent, buy or download and watch everything @russelltovey has ever been in. Wish me luck!

russelltovey: @Amethyst89 good luck!!!! X

QueenTozer: @russelltovey you NEVER tweet me?! And I'm not famous, I'm just craaazy in love with you!

russelltovey: @QueenTozer hey :-) x

QueenTozer: @russelltovey ps. having my birthday in Soho next thursday, so obviously see you there.. about bloody time! and hey to you too ;) x

MatthewCainC4: Settling down to watch The Night Watch on BBC2 with my twin @russelltovey - I loved Sarah Waters' novel so this had better be good...

demelza2: @MatthewCainC4 hope you enjoy it's good so far x say hallo to Russell for me :))

Tom_In_Oz_: @MatthewCainC4 Russ has worked with 2 outta 3 of the ladies...be like old home week for him x

boydhilton: Hey @MatthewCainC4! Note this:guardian.co.uk/media/2011/jul…

MatthewCainC4: @boydhilton Point noted. But after Sunday I might be coming round to Dr Who. Need to watch some more this weekend then will report back...

boydhilton: @MatthewCainC4 yes I think you should spend the ENTIRE weekend watching more Who episodes.

Tower Block announced

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The secret is out: I've written another movie. Well, I've written several, but this one is getting made next week. It's called Tower Block, it's a dark, gritty action thriller about a sniper attacking the residents of a tower block (hence the name), and it starts filming this Monday, 18th July.

Okay, it wasn't *really* a secret, we just didn't want to announce it before we had everything in place. Also, I get paranoid that I'll jinx things by mentioning them too early, so I've kept quiet about it until now. Don't get me wrong, I'm not superstitious - it's just that if I don't follow my own irrational routines, then the WORLD WILL END.

Tower Block stars Sheridan Smith, Jack O'Connell, Russell Tovey, and Ralph Brown, and is being co-directed by Ronnie Thompson and James Nunn. There are more cast to announce, but I'll wait until the publicity people reveal them. I'm so excited that it's getting made, with such a fantastic cast and an amazing directing duo, and I'm dying to see what madness and mayhem they achieve on screen. I can't wait to sit at the back of the cinema and watch the audiences when it's out, too - this one's going to be a nail biter, it's relentless.

James Moran

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