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Horror film Green Room starring Sir Patrick Stewart out in April

Green Room described as "simply unforgettable"

Mirfield's acting knight Sir Patrick Stewart is in line for a change of character.

The man who has played on-screen heroes such as Capt Jean-Luc Picard (Star Trek) and Prof Xavier (X-Men) is set to hit the screens as a vicious thug.

Sir Patrick is one of the stars of Green Room, a horror-thriller due for release on April 15.

A new trailer and poster has been released for the film, which finds the actor playing very much against type – this time as a far-right neo-nazi looking to kill a group of young musicians.

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Jeremy Saulnier, who also wrote and directed Blue Ruin, is the man behind Green Room, a nerve-shredding thrill-ride with a thick vein of dark humour running throughout.

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Featuring a gripping ensemble performance from Stewart, Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Alia Shawkat, Joe Cole, Macon Blair and Callum Turner, the film hits UK cinemas on April 15.

The film features down-on-their-luck punk rockers The Ain’t Rights who agree to a last-minute gig in a backwards Oregon roadhouse.

A publicity shot from Sir Patrick Stewart's new film Green Room

The gig soon takes a sinister turn as the band members stumble upon a grisly murder scene and find themselves targeted by a ruthless club owner and his associates, determined to eliminate all witnesses.

Green Room won the Audience Award at Austin’s Fantastic Fest last September and got a huge response.

Sir Patrick, who is also filming a new series of the hit US comedy Blunt, has tweeted about the film.

He said: “Will it end well for the band? @GreenRoomMovie is out April 15.”

Meanwhile Huddersfield actress Jodie Whittaker is set to start work on a new boxing drama.

She will work alongside Paddy Considine on the boxing drama, Journeyman.

Jodie Whittaker
Jodie Whittaker

Considine wrote the script for the new drama, which draws from research into real-life boxers.

The film will focus on Matty Burton (Considine), who is the middleweight boxing champion of the world looking to wind down his career, make enough money to care for his family and get out of the ring.

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But his final fight ends in life-changing tragedy for the boxer and his family.

The project is being financed by Film4, with the BFI, Screen Yorkshire and the Wellcome Trust.

Much of the filming is expected to take place in the north of England.



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