The Old Oak reunites Ken Loach with writer Paul Laverty, and filming is now underway in the UK: more here.
Production is now underway on the latest film from director Ken Loach, that again sees him joining forces with writer Paul Laverty (following I, Daniel Blake and Sorry We Missed You).
This time, the film is called The Old Oak, and it’s started shooting in the north east of England. The cast includes Dave Turner and newcomer Ebla Mari.
Plotwise, The Old Oak is the last pub standing in a once-thriving mining community. The community and the pub have seen much better days, and its landlord – TJ (played by Turner) – is trying to save it.
The area then becomes home to Syrian refugees, who land in the village with no notice. And that brings TJ into contact with Yara, who’s rarely seen without her camera. The film then explores the friendship between the two, and the two broken communities they’re part of.
No word as of yet of a firm release date, short of that the film will be out in 2023.
More as we hear it.
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