The film draws upon the ups and downs of the gangster-turned-actor John Bindon.
Filipina actress and singer Lovi Poe, known for Connie Macatuno’s Malaya, has signed Ben Cookson’s film The Chelsea Cowboy. She is cast alongside Alex Pettyfer, known for Magic Mike and Poppy Delevingne, known for Riviera.
The narrative is hinged on the life of the actor and gangster John Bindon, which will be played by Alex Pettyfer. It will trace the ups and downs of the underworld don-turned-actor, who had a successful career and romantic relationships but couldn’t leave his criminal past behind.
This is Poe’s biggest English-language movie in her career so far. Cookson, in an interview with Deadline, said that he is happy and can’t wait to watch the Filipino actor’s portrayal of Dana Gillespie, the ’60s icon and singer, in the biopic.
Poe will be essaying the role of the British Blues singer from the ’60s, Dana Gillespie in the biopic. She hires Bindon as her security, providing him with the opportunity to enter high-class society where he gets to meet Princess Margaret. The singer who was known for her personal relationships with successful singers and actors of the day such as Bob Dylan, Michael Caine, Sean Connery (to name some) as per a recent biography will have a key part in Bindon’s life story.
Leon Butler, known for 100 Streets, has penned the script and produced the biopic. Idris Elba and Victor Glynn are the executive producers. Life Begins and GCB Films, Pettyfer and Dark Dreams Entertainment have bankrolled The Chelsea Cowboy.
The shooting for the film is slated to begin in late September this year.