The Duke (2020 film)
|Directed by||Roger Michell|
|Produced by||Nicky Bentham|
|Edited by||Kristina Hetherington|
|Distributed by||20th Century Studios|
It is scheduled to be released on 6 November 2020, by 20th Century Studios.
In 1961, Kempton Bunton, a 60 year old taxi driver, stole Goya's portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London. He sent ransom notes saying that he would return the painting on condition that the government invested more in care for the elderly. What happened next became the stuff of legend. An uplifting true story about a good man who set out to change the world and managed to save his marriage.
It was announced in October 2019 that a film about the 1961 theft of the Portrait of the Duke of Wellington was in development, with Jim Broadbent starring as the thief Kempton Bunton, and Helen Mirren playing his wife. Roger Michell was set to direct. Fionn Whitehead was added the next month.
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