Staying in this weekend? Bored with the telly? Then seek out the highly underrated Brit flick Wild Bill. It stars the incredible Charlie Creed Miles and is directed by Dexter ‘Press Gang’ Fletcher. Don’t pre-judge this flick as a standard cockney geezer/gangster effort, it has far more character to it than that. It has a raft of well known British supporting actors including Marc Warren, Leo Gregory, Andy Serkis, Sean Pertwee and Jason Flemyng.
If you like Westerns then you’ll love Wild Bill.
You’d be forgiven for thinking the trailer above is for Guy Ritchie’s latest movie, but it is in fact for actor Dexter Fletcher’s directorial debut.
Fletcher incidentally starred in Ritchie’s first film Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels, which probably accounts for the similar cockney gangster theme and atmosphere for his film Wild Bill, which stars Charlie Creed-Miles, (Let Him Have It, Nil By Mouth), and Andy Serkis, (The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy, The Adventures Of Tintin), and rattles long like so:
Set in East London, the story revolves around Bill Hayward, a prisoner of eight years out on parole. Returning home, he finds his 15 and 11 year old sons, Dean and Jimmy abandoned by their mother and living alone. Dean, who has, up till now, managed to support and play father to his brother, forces Bill to stay when social services threatens to put the boys into care. A bond between Bill and Jimmy quickly develops, but is short-lived when Jimmy gets into some trouble with old friends of Bill’s. To fix the situation is sure to violate his parole and send Bill back to jail. Bill must decide what kind of father he wants to be: a good one, or a free one.
This looks like a lot more fun than your standard East London gangster movie and anything which stars Charlie Creed-Miles is always worth a watch…you fackin’ nonce!