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London Boulevard Production Notes
Directed by: William Monahan
Cast: Keira Knightley, Colin Farrell, Ray Winstone, Anna Friel, David Thewlis, Ben Chaplin, Ophelia Lovibond
Screenplay by: William Monahan
MPAA Rating: R for strong violence, pervasive language, some nudity and drug use.
Release Date: November 26th, 2010
Box Office: $6,872,403 (Worldwide)
Studio: IFC Films
London Boulevard is a 2010 British film noir released in the United Kingdom on 26 November 2010. It is based on Ken Bruen's 2001 novel of the same name, with screenplay and direction by William Monahan, marking his directorial debut. The cast features Keira Knightley, Colin Farrell, David Thewlis, Anna Friel and Ray Winstone.
Mitchell (Colin Farrell), a criminal, is released from Pentonville Prison after three years for grievous bodily harm. Determined to not be imprisoned again, Mitchell resists attempts to get him involved in the criminal enterprises of longtime friend Billy (Ben Chaplin).
A reclusive model and film star, Charlotte (Keira Knightley), is residing in a Holland Park mansion. She offers Mitchell a job as her bodyguard (keeping the paparazzi away) and handyman. Crime boss Rob Gant (Ray Winstone) sees Mitchell's value and aggressively pursues him to become part of his gang.