In a match made in cinematic heaven, Pierce Brosnan and Helena Bonham Carter will team up for an upcoming romantic comedy. Entitled Not Bloody Likely, the film will tell the story behind the 1914 West End production of George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, which was later adapted into the Oscar-winning musical My Fair Lady.
Not Bloody Likely has been developed and is being produced by Adam Rolston and David Braithwaite, who said about the project that: “This is exactly the kind of film the world needs right now. A feel-good story that will make you laugh and make you cry for the right reasons.”
Cornerstone Films is handling worldwide sales rights and will commence sales at the American Film Market. Alison Thompson and Mark Gooder of Cornerstone expressed their joy about this upcoming project, stating: “Joel’s wonderfully entertaining script breathes new life into the most beloved of Shaw’s plays and the casting of Helena Bonham Carter and Pierce Brosnan will make this a strong commercial proposition for buyers around the world.”
Not Bloody Likely is set to go into production in the UK during the spring of 2021.