Rook Films Announces Peter Strickland's THE DUKE OF BURGUNDY

Todd Brown, Founder and Editor
Fresh off of a resounding success at the British Independent Film Awards, where his Berberian Sound Studio picked up four prizes including Best Director and Best Actor, writer-director Peter Strickland's third feature has found itself an intriguing home.

Rook Films will make Strickland's The Duke Of Burgundy their first non-Ben Wheatley production with the dark drama set to go into production in early 2013.

The Duke of Burgundy, a dark melodrama, is set to star Chiara D'Anna (Berberian Sound Studio) as an amateur lepidopterist whose wayward desires test the limits of her lover's tolerance. "After damaging my eardrums with too many screams during the Berberian sound mix, I wanted to make something tender and quiet, but also quite intense. It's a simple love story about a devoted couple whose intimate needs are rarely in harmony" says Strickland.
Also coming soon (hopefully) from Rook? Whitaker, the debut feature from Jim Hosking, which the company pitches as "Re-Animator meets This Is England". Yes, please.
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