Imelda Staunton, Bill Nighy and Dominic West have all joined the cast of PRIDE. The 1984 Thatcher-era story follows a group of gay and lesbian activists who decide to raise money to support the families of the National Union of Mineworkers members who are on strike. No word on what specific roles they’ll be playing.
Stephen Beresford wrote the script that Matthew Warchus (“Simpatico”) will direct. David Livingstone will produce while Cameron McCracken and Christine Langan will executive produce.
Staunton last lent her voice to “The Pirates! Band of Misfits” and will next appear in “Maleficent.” Depending on how American or film savvy you are, you’ll recognize Nighy as either the grumpy step-dad in “Shaun of the Dead,” the grumpy, aging rocker in “Love Actually” or the grumpy, aging vampire in “Underworld.” Personally, I’m a fan of his work and can’t wait to see him play funny and grumpy in projects to come. West has done cool work in both “Centurion” and “Punisher War Zone,” but if I’m being honest I’ll always remember him as McNulty in “The Wire.” The last movie he was in was 2012’s failed “John Carter.”
Nighy and West are repped by WME, while Staunton is repped by Artist Rights Group.