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THE LAST BUS

Pitch

An old man crosses the country just using local buses

 

Logline

John O’Groats, Scotland:

Heart-warming tale of an old man (Timothy Spall) whose wife (phyllis Logan) has just passed away- and with his free local bus pass travels to the other end of the UK- to where they originally moved from- using only local buses, on a nostalgic trip but also carrying his wife’s ashes in a small suitcase, ‘taking her back’ and in doing so he meets local people, and by the end of his trip he’s a celebrity. But he’s also unwell, so it could be his last bus trip…

 

Cast

Timothy Spall (FINDING YOUR FEET, THE PARTY, DENIAL, MR TURNER, KING’S SPEECH, HARRY POTTER: DEATHLY HALLOWS 1&2)

 

Phyllis Logan (DOWNTON ABBEY the Movie -Universal Sep 2010), DOWNTON ABBEY Seasons 1-6, NATIVITY!, SECRETS & LIES)

 

Filmmakers

Director: Gillies Mackinnon (HIDEOUS KINKY w/ Kate Winslet, TARA ROAD w/ Andie MacDowell, SMALL FACES, WHISKEY GALORE w/ Eddie Izzard )

 

Producers: Sol Papadopoulos & Roy Boulter (A PRAYER BEFORE DAWN, A QUIET PASSION, SUNSET SONG, SOMETIMES ALWAYS NEVER)

 

Writer: Joe Ainsworth

 

Status

In pre-production

SPP:  July 2019

 

 

CREDITS NOT CONTRACTUAL

Date

18/10/2017

Category

pre-production

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The Last Bus