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Bill Nighy and ‘Jojo Rabbit’s’ Roman Griffin Davis to Star in Road Movie ‘500 Miles’ From BAFTA Winner Morgan Matthews

Bill Nighy and 'Jojo Rabbit' breakout Roman Griffin Davis are lined up to star in '500 Miles,' directed by Morgan Matthews.

The film, described as a “thrilling road movie full of heart, wit and wonder,” follows a broken family forced to come together when 16-year-old Finn (Davis) and his livewire younger brother Charlie run away from trouble at home in England to reach their estranged grandfather (Nighy) on Ireland’s stunning and wild west coast. Matthews, director of drama “X+Y” starring Asa Butterfield and Sally Hawkins as well as documentary “Williams,” is set to direct from a script by Malcolm Campbell (“What Richard Did,” “Herself”), based on the novel “Charlie and Me” by Mark Lowery. Along with being Oscar-nominated for “Living” last year, Nighy has appeared in British hits “Love Actually” and “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.” Griffin Davis played the leading role in Taika Waititi’s “Jojo Rabbit” in 2019, earning him a Golden Globe nomination and Critic’s Choice Award for the best young performer.

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