According to Variety, principal photography in the U.K. on Monday on the historical comedy Seize Them!, written by Andy Riley (Ron’s Gone Wrong) and directed by Curtis Vowell (Baby Done). The film features a star-studded comedy cast including BAFTA winner, Aimee Lou Wood (Sex Education), Lolly Adefope (Shrill), Nicola Coughlan (Bridgerton, Derry Girls), Nick Frost (Hot Fuzz) and Jessica Hynes (W1A).
Seize Them! is a female-led comedy set in dark ages Britain where Queen Dagan (Wood) is overthrown by a revolution led by Humble Joan (Coughlan). Afterward, a hefty bounty is placed on the Queen’s head, making her a fugitive in her own country. She must rely on Shulmay (Adefope), a former servant with some skeletons in her closet, and Bobik (Frost), a feces shoveler with big dreams, to face the danger with her and win back her throne in an epic voyage.
Producer Damien Jones said: “We are very excited to be working with the funniest young actresses around today in Aimee, Lolly and Nicola as well as the epic Nick Frost and Jess Hynes. Backed by one of the best distributors in the U.K. in Nigel Green and EFD we feel privileged to be bringing this project to the big screen.”
Actor Frost added: “The chance to shoot in Wales, the land of my fathers, with Aimee and Lolly saying the terrific words, out loud, that Andy Riley has written, was a sweet temptation I found hard to resist.”
Seize Them! will shoot over six weeks in Kent and Wales.