by: Sammy Mink
Samantha Barks, Ken Stott, Charlie Creed-Miles, Steve Mackintosh, and Emma Rigby have all signed on to Jim O’Hanlon’s A HUNDRED STREETS. They join Gemma Arterton and Idris Elba. The drama follwos an aging ex-rugby star and his stay-at-home wife who struggle to come to terms with their failing marriage and their opulent but meaningless lifestyle. The project is described as being in the vein of “Crash,” where we see how different peoples’ lives are interconnected without even realizing it.
Barks has been cast as Lotte, the ex-girlfriend of playboy Jahmal who comes back into his life with her best friend, played by Rigby, forcing him to make a life changing decision which ultimately leaves him no choice but to go on the run. Mackintosh will play Gordon, an ex-special forces security guard who is chasing Jahmal. Creed-Miles has been cast as George, a cab driver whose life goal is to become a father but whose life is irreparably torn apart. Stott will play Terence, an aging actor who meets a young drug dealer and helps him to get back on the straight and narrow.
Barks is best known for playing Éponine in Universal’s adaptation of “Les Miserables.” Before that, she starred as Zoe on Disney’s animated series “Groove High.” Barks is currently working on drama “The Devil’s Harvest” and thriller “Caesar,” which also stars Sean Bean. Stott has appeared in various roles in films like “Casanova,” “King Arthur,” and “Charlie Wilson’s War,” but you may recognize him best from his role as Balin in “The Hobbit” franchise. Although, with all that facial hair, maybe not.
Creed-Miles, like Stott, appeared in Antoine Fuqua’s “King Arthur,” after appearing in Luc Besson’s “The Fifth Element.” He also starred as the title character in 2011’s “Wild Bill.” Mackintosh is reuniting with his “Luther” co-star Elba for this project, but has also appeared in the “Underworld” films as Tanis, as well as “Kick Ass 2,” where he played Tommy’s dad. Next up, Mackintosh joins Gillian Anderson and Ben Kingsley for the action sci-fi flick “Robot Overlords.”
Last but not least, Rigby is known for her role as The Red Queen on the ABC series “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland,” but also for her silver screen roles in “The Counselor” and “Endless Love.” Most recently, she starred in the action/comedy “Plastic” alongside “Game of Thrones” star Alfie Allen.
Barks is repped by WME, United Agents and Luber Roklin Entertainment. Stott is repped by The Artists Partnership. Creed-Miles is with Creative Artists Management. Mackintosh is with Independent Talent Group and Paradigm. Rigby is repped by WME and Independent Talent Group.