Steve Coogan to be Boswell for the Defence
Steve Coogan is set to star as 18th century lawyer, James Bowell, in Boswell for the Defence, an adaptation of Patrick Edgeworth‘s play.
Gregor Jordan (“Unthinkable”) has signed on to direct from a script by Edgeworth.
The story focuses on an impossible case Boswell takes in the twilight of his career and life, a case no one else wants — to save the life of the convict Mary Bryant from the gallows.
Said the producers:
Whether it be Lincoln or Thatcher, bringing a historical figure to life is always a challenge, but Steve’s extraordinary ability to blend humor and pathos make him the perfect artist to bring such a complex character like Boswell to the screen. We are excited to see him make this role his own.
Production is set to start next year.