Savage House: Claire Foy & Richard E. Grant to Star in Dark Comedy Movie

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According to Variety, Golden Globe winner Claire Foy (The Crown) and Oscar nominee Richard E. Grant (Saltburn) are playing the lead roles in the upcoming period black comedy Savage House.

In addition to Foy and Grant, Bel Powley, Jack Farthing, Kila Lord Cassidy, Richard McCabe, Vicki Pepperdine and Pip Torrens have also joined the cast. Production on the project has just wrapped in the U.K. At the moment, the film has no announced release date.

“Set against the backdrop of eighteenth century England, a massive pox outbreak, and Jacobite uprising – this is a timely and darkly satirical story of Sir Chauncey Savage (Grant) and Lady Savage (Foy) and their blind pursuit of a better life,” reads the official synopsis. “It is not without a tinge of irony that their family name is the Savages, for this is a Savage House indeed. Filled with duels, decadence, and bloodshed, this is a madcap play on class and power.”

Who’s involved in Savage House?

Savage House is directed and produced by Peter Glanz. The creative team is consists of cinematographer Adriano Goldman, production designer Gary Williamson, costume designer Alex Bovaird, make-up designer Jacquetta Levon and casting director Kharmel Cochrane. The film hails from Record Player Films, with Oliver Roskill and Mark Hopkins set as producers.

“With everything going on in the world right now, it feels criminal to not make a film that’s saying something, that’s shining a spotlight on inequities and inequalities, on the growing class divide and power dynamics,” Glanz said in a statement. “But you never want to be prescriptive or academic, that’s why I love period films. They allow us to be a step removed, to look in the mirror and see ourselves (and hopefully laugh at ourselves) without the preconceived baggage of modern life. In 1715, we had a deadly epidemic, a disputed king, extreme inequity (far worse than today), and a polarized society taking to the streets in protest and riots. It felt like a fitting as a backdrop for biting satire and cautionary tale of greed and social climbing.”

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