LIPSYNC provides equity investment and post-production services on London Road
– Adaptation of acclaimed stage musical reaches UK screens-
LONDON, UK – 01 June 2015 – LIPSYNC provided post-production services and equity investment for London Road, the film adaptation of the critically acclaimed stage musical that explores the Ipswich serial murders and subsequent trial of the killer, from the perspective of the residents of London Road where the murders took place. The film is produced by BBC Films and Cuba Pictures, and is directed by Rufus Norris, who also directed the stage production. The cast includes Tom Hardy (Mad Max: Fury Road, Locke) and Olivia Colman (The Lobster, Broadchurch).
Peter Hampden, Managing Director, The LIPSYNC Group, said, “London Road is certainly a challenging subject, but Alecky Blythe’s writing and Rufus’ direction, as well as the music, made it a hugely rewarding project to work on.”
LIPSYNC completed the online edit and DI, audio, VFX, titles and all deliverables.
The controversial subject matter of London Road caused some consternation when it was first presented as a musical, but the theatrical version opened at the National Theatre to almost universal acclaim, going on towin Best Musical at the 2011 Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards.
London Road had its UK premiere on Tuesday 9th June and was broadcast simultaneously to 300 screens around the UK, with general release on June 12th.