The Grange Hill movie is set to be directed by a former cast member, with Sara Sugarman jumping on board the project.
It’s been a while since it was first announced, but now it finally seems to be happening: a feature film based on the classic children’s TV series Grange Hill.
It was revealed that Sir Phil Redmond was working on the idea last year, and we learned that friend of this parish, Celyn Jones, was amongst the team too. Jones and Sean Marley are producing through their Mad As Birds production company, along with Redmond’s Mersey Films.
Furthermore, a director has jumped aboard as well: Sara Sugarman, last seen behind the camera for the hugely underappreciated Save The Cinema.
Sugarman has form when it comes to Grange Hill too, having appeared in the cast of the show back in its very early years. She played the character Jessica Samuels, and she’ll be revisiting the character for the new film. Redmond thus has fashioned a film that brings back previous characters presumably alongside the new ones. No casting has thus far been confirmed.
It sounds like the project is getting close to shooting. As we hear more, we’ll let you know.
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