Star of the West End stage and Eponine in Tom Hooper’s critically acclaimed film adaptation of LES MISERABLES, Samantha Barks has joined Idris Elba and Gemma Arterton in Jim O’Hanlon’s A HUNDRED STREETS.
Billed as Britain’s answer to CRASH, the Leon Butler scripted A HUNDRED STREETS is an ensemble drama focusing on the viewpoints of characters all living in different areas of the city of London. Barks is set to play Lotte, the ex-girlfriend of Adam Bakri’s Jahmal, who re-enters his life just moments before he is forced to go on the run. Luther‘s Steve Mackintosh plays the man Jahmal is trying to evade.
Also joining the ever-expanding cast are Inspector Rebus himself Ken Stott, Nottingham born WILD BILL actor Charlie Creed-Miles, Tom Cullen, breakout star of indie hit WEEKEND, and Once Upon A Time In Wonderland‘s Emma Rigby who co-stars as Lotte’s best friend.
Creed-Miles is George, a childless taxi driver who’s recovering from a trauma, whilst Cullen is a friend of Arterton’s Emily, who could stand in her way of happiness.
As veteran actor Terence, Stott’s narrative concerns his relationship with a drug dealer, played by young actor Franz Drameh, and his determination to help the young lad get his life back on track.
A HUNDRED STREETS is currently filming in and around the capital and should hit screens sometime next year.