February 12, 2007 06:05:57 GMT
Matthew Goode and Ben Whisaw will both topline Julian Jarrold's movie adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's "Brideshead Revisited."
Ready to establish a solid team onscreen, Matthew Goode and Ben Whisaw have landed deals to star together in dramatic feature "Brideshead Revisited", a big screen adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's 1945 novel of the same title.
Goode will be billed as the protagonist, Charles Ryder, made famous in the U.K. by Jeremy Irons in a previous TV adaptation, while Whisaw as his good friend Sebastian Flyte, previously played by Anthony Andrews.
Filming is scheduled to start this spring under the direction of Julian Jarrold who will helm from a script by Andrew Davies and Jeremy Brock. Hanway Films is financing in association with Ecosse Films of which execs Douglas Rae and Robert Bernstein are set to serve as the film's producers.