Franklyn 2009

Franklyn is a British film written and directed by Gerald McMorrow in his feature debut. Produced by Jeremy Thomas, the film stars Ryan Phillippe, Eva Green and Sam Riley. Filming took place in London in the fourth quarter of 2007.

Franklyn held its world premiere at the 52nd London Film Festival on 16 October 2008. The film was released in the United Kingdom on 27 February 2009, with a release date for the United States yet to be set.

Plot: Split between the parallel realities of contemporary London and the futuristic metropolis of Meanwhile City, Franklyn follows the tales of four characters. Jonathan Preest is a masked vigilante who won’t rest until he finds his nemesis, Meanwhile City’s dangerous leader. Emilia is a troubled young art student whose rebellion may turn out to be deadly. Milo is a heartbroken twentysomething yearning for the purity of first love. Peter is a man steeped in religion, searching desperately for his missing son amongst London’s homeless. The film traces the intertwined fates of four lost souls as they move toward a cataclysmic collision of two worlds.
* Ryan Phillippe as Jonathan Preest, a masked vigilante detective from Meanwhile City. Preest is the only atheist in town.
* Eva Green in a dual role as Emilia/Sally. Emilia is a beautiful but damaged student who films her would-be suicide attempts as installations for her art degree. Green has compared her to real-life figures Sophie Calle and Tracey Emin, & described her as “full of life, very witty, big sense of humor”.
* Sam Riley as Milo, a down-to-earth young man who has just been jilted at the altar. Riley was cast based on his performance as Ian Curtis in the 2007 film Control.
* Bernard Hill as Peter Esser, a Cambridge church warden looking for his wayward son in London.
* James Faulkner as Pastor Bone
* Art Malik as Tarrant, the head of Meanwhile City’s Ministry
* Susannah York as Margaret
* Richard Coyle as Dan
* Kika Markham as Naomi

Watch Franklyn 2009 Trailer