Carey Mulligan, Tim Key and Tom Basden to star in British comedy One For The Money

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Carey Mulligan, Tim Key and Tom Basden will star in British comedy One For The Money, here are the first details.

Tim Key is many things – actor, writer, comedian – but one of his greatest achievements is being Task Consultant for Taskmaster, one of the most joyous show on television.

However, he will next be seen in One For The Money, a British comedy which will follow “the story of an eccentric lottery winner, Charles, who lives alone on a remote island but attempts to turn his dreams into reality by hiring his favourite musician, Herb McGwyer, to play an exclusive, private gig. Unbeknownst to Herb, Charles has also hired Herb’s ex-band mate and ex-girlfriend, Nell, with her new husband in tow, to perform the old favourites. As tempers flare and old tensions resurface, the stormy weather traps them all on the island and Charles desperately looks for a way to salvage his dream gig”.

It is based on a 2007 short film made by Key and comedian Tom Basden, who also penned the screenplay. Cuban Fury director James Griffifths is behind the camera.

Carey Mulligan, Key and Basden will star in the film,

Key said that “shooting the short with Tom and James was one of the most fun things I’ve ever done, and I’ve been in love with that film ever since. To get the chance to do it all again, and to go deeper is extremely exciting. And to have Carey Mulligan on the island with us is the icing on the cake.”

Basden added that: “this film is a real labour of love for us that we’ve been hoping to return to for years. The mixture of laugh out loud comedy and emotional resonance that made the short such a hit with audiences over the years (including Carey!) is such a special and rare thing and we’re so excited to reprise the characters we love so much and fulfil the promise of the original short film.”

One For The Money is being developed by Steve Coogan’s Baby Cow Productions, we’ll keep you updated as we hear more.

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