Paul Bettany, Brian Cox and Stephen Graham are newly attached to Nick Murphy’s (The Awakening) next film, Blood, Bill Gallagher’s (The Prisoner) adaptation of his own BAFTA-nominated BBC TV series Conviction, about two policemen who kill a murder suspect and are then plunged into chaos when they are forced to investigate their own crime.
The UK-based shoot is set to get underway in January.
Neal Street producer Pippa Harris described the script as a “fast-moving, gripping thriller.”
Conviction aired on BBC in 2004 and was nominated for a BAFTA for Best Drama Series.
Murphy’s first feature, the Studio Canal, BBC Films and Origin Pictures-backed horror The Awakening debuted in Toronto. Murphy previously directed acclaimed 2009 TV war-drama Occupation, which won a BAFTA for Best Drama Serial.