LipSync to provide finance and post for Turner film by Mike Leigh
LipSync will provide equity investment and post-production for an as-yet-untitled Mike Leigh-helmed film about the British landscape painter JMW Turner.
Although considered an eccentric during his lifetime, Turner is now regarded as one of the Britain’s greatest painters. Timothy Spall has been cast in the lead role of the landscape watercolour artist.
The film is financed by Film4, Focus Features International, British Film Institute and LipSync Productions. LipSync will provide full picture and sound post, VFX and deliverables for the film, which is planned for release in 2014.
LipSync previously worked with the film’s Post-Production Supervisor Polly Duval on Great Expectations, Made In Dagenham and How To Lose Friends And Alienate People.
“Working with Mike Leigh is always a uniquely stimulating and collaborative experience in post production,” said Duval. “It’s the crucial final act in a creative process that has been months in the conception and execution. LipSync is already putting together a team for us that is in tune with Mike’s and [Leigh’s DOP] Dick Pope’s objectives. We are delighted by their enthusiasm and shared ambition for the project.”
Peter Hampden, LipSync Managing Director, said the facility was honoured that the esteemed British director had put his trust in LipSync for his latest film: “Our post-production team worked incredibly hard on the camera tests and VFX samples to show what we could achieve on a film about a painter famed for his use of light and colour. We’re looking forward to welcoming the production to Wardour Street.”