Tom Wilkinson Cast Alongside James Franco, Kate Hudson In Good People

Tom Wilkinson Cast Alongside James Franco, Kate Hudson In Good People image

Adding Tom Wilkinson to a cast automatically improves virtually any movie, so the producers of the British thriller Good People must feel pretty good about casting the two-time Oscar nominee in a pivotal role. His casting was confirmed by

Wilkinson joins an ensemble that’s already made up of James Franco, Kate Hudson and Omar Sy. The movie is an adaptation of a Marcus Sakey novel. Millenium Films, which is distributing the film, provided the following synopsis in a release.

Good People is a contemporary thriller about an American couple living in London who fall into severe debt renovating his family’s home. And then they find the tenant in their downstairs apartment has passed away and left $200,000 cash. All they have to do is take the money and their problems will be solved. So they do. That is when very bad things start happening to good people.

No word in the release on the role Wilkinson will play in the story, which will be adapted by screenwriters Kelly Masterson, Paul Grellong and Christina Hodson. A Kate Hudson movie that already needs three screenwriters? That gives me a pause, but again, in Wilkinson I trust, and Franco has been on such a tear lately that he must have seen something in the material worth exploring. Right?

Good People will mark the English-language debut of Oscar-nominated director Henrik Genz (Terribly Happy, the short film Theis and Nico), and has begun principal photography at Shepperton Studios outside of London. Given the timetable, look for the thriller in theaters in 2014. Wilkinson, meanwhile, will next be seen in Gore Verbinski’s summer blockbuster The Lone Ranger, alongside Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer.

By Sean O’Connell

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