Matthew Lewis - the actor who portrayed Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter series - began shooting a new film titled Wasteland late last month and will be filming until March 31st (scheduled).
We now have the first promotional image from the film as shown above. Wasteland will feature Matt as the character Dodd and his fellow Potter co-star Timothy Spall (Wormtail) will be playing D.I. West.
From our friends at the Matthew Lewis website, we have the full synopsis of the film:
Battered, bruised and under arrest, Harvey Denton sits in a police interview room facing interrogation. Clutching a stack of eyewitness statements, Detective Inspector West has no doubt as to Harvey’s part in a foiled robbery, and his subsequent attempted murder of local businessman Steven Roper.
Denying nothing, Harvey agrees to tell his version of events in full. We take in his release from prison a month earlier, and the malevolent, unjust act that put him there. We see his emotional reunion with his sibling-like best friends, and the immovable loyalty they have for one another. We see the rekindling of a lost love, a second chance for two people meant for each other. We see the ingenious planning of the ill-fated robbery, the amazing twist, the shocking outcome, and the real driving force behind it – retribution. What unfolds is an exhilarating, moving and hilarious story of loyalty, jealousy, friendship, revenge and the pursuit of happiness.
WASTELAND is a bold take on a much-loved genre. A heist film, an underdog story and a thriller delivered with unexpected originality.
We will provide further details on this film as they become available. Be sure to follow the progress of the film on their official Facebook page.
Side note: We know Matthew Lewis was invited to attend the WB Studio Tour red carpet event on March 31st, with the filming schedule as listed above, we are unsure if Matt will actually be able to attend this event. We will let you know more as the information becomes available.
Posted by Keith
03-03-2012 at 9:50 PM