Ian McShane and Nick Frost have a reunion that, thank Lord, is almost guaranteed to supersede their first pairing. THR says the Irish actor will appear in Cuban Fury, a salsa dancing comedy that stars his fellow Snow White dwarf, along with Rashida Jones, Chris O’Dowd, and Olivia Colman; James Griffiths will make his first feature outing with a script from Jon Brown.
Their movie follows a romantically frustrated British man (Frost) whose encounters with a beautiful, American boss (Jones) compel him to take up salsa dancing to win her affection. McShane‘s getting a role not befitting of his imposing, gruff self: the dance instructor who assists our hapless lead. THR describes Fury as “a more grounded film” for someone whose onscreen work typically consists of fantasy material (The Golden Compass, Pirates 4, Jack the Giant Killer); personally, I simply find it comical to picture Al Swearengen breaking out the spicy steps.
But, at the end of the day, it’s really just another big boost for what, by this point, has shaped up to be a really enticing effort. StudioCanal, Film4, Big Talk Productions, and the BFI Film Fund will produce Cuban Fury, which they hope to start filming sometime this month.
Could McShane’s presence help elevate Cuban Fury even further?
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