September 20, 2012
French director Pascal Chaumeil is directing the big screen adaptation of Nick Hornby's 2005 novel, A Long Way Down. The dark comedy is about four strangers who happen to choose the same moment (New Year's Eve) and the same spot (the roof of a high London building) with the intent of committing suicide. Their meeting ruins the suicide plan, and they decide to leave the roof alive - at least for a while. Filming has already started with cast including Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Aaron Paul and Rosamund Pike. Nick Hornby's books are often made into a film: take for instance Fever Pitch, High Fidelity or About a Boy - the latter starring Hugh Grant.