The Nest | Vanessa Redgrave and Andrea Riseborough will star in Paul Andrew Williams’ next film

The Nest, starring Andrea Riseborough
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British director Paul Andrew Williams’ next film is psychological thriller The Nest, starring Vanessa Redgrave and Andrea Riseborough.

Paul Andrew Williams is synonymous with gritty, low budget British filmmaking. Bursting onto the scene in 2006 with London to Brighton, he quickly built up an impressive filmography including showcasing the glorious double act of Andy Serkis and Reece Shearsmith in horror comedy The Cottage, home invasion horror Cherry Tree Lane and a change of direction with sweet musical comedy Song For Marion, which starred Terence Stamp and Vanessa Redgrave. He returned to his roots in 2021 with dark thriller Bull, a revenge story featuring a powerhouse performance by Neil Maskell. It’s a tough watch but a terrific film, it is currently streaming on Netflix.

Williams will with Redgrave for his next film The Nest, the synopsis reads as follows:

The Nest will chart the story of two neighbours who strike up an unlikely friendship, sometimes to the disapproval of others around them. Seeing the lack of care that her elderly neighbour Elsie (Redgrave) is receiving from so called professionals, Colleen (Andrea Riseborough) takes it upon herself to care for her. However, Colleen’s intentions may not be what they seem.

Williams said, in a statement shared by Deadline, “The chance to bring this project to the screen with such amazing, talented actors in Vanessa and Andrea is a complete privilege. Being able to do this with the team behind Bull again is brilliant and I only hope I can do it justice.”

The film will be produced by Dominic Tighe through Giant Productions and Marie-Elena Dyche through Meraki Films. They said, “We are so excited to be working once again with Paul who brings such a distinct and visceral style to all his work, which will be further elevated by this wonderful cast. This film touches on the thorny subject of care in the UK but as ever he subverts genre and has created an incredibly tense environment from out of the ordinary while also having something to say about the world we live in. This is vital, exciting cinema that we are proud to be a part of.”

Filming is due to begin this summer in Yorkshire, we’ll keep you updated as we hear more.

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