Ray Winstone is entering Spencer Tracy territory with new British thriller A Silent Bark. The film, which Winstone is executive producing as well as starring in, is an homage to 1950s Tracy classic Bad Day At Black Rock.The twist is that A Silent Bark will be set in seaside Britain rather than in the American west, and will expose racism against immigrants rather than US post-war prejudice against the Japanese.
Winstone stars as Mageeley, a man sent to a rundown seaside town in the south coast of England to deliver a parcel. His arrival stirs up passions, hatred and intrigue among the locals in a community where racism is rife.
The film is to be directed by Karl Howman and Etham Cetintas through Fog Films in association with Silver Productions and Limefilm. The producers are Howman and Alan McQueen.