Kelly Brook takes lead role in indie Irish Bonnie and Clyde flick
Model Kelly Brook is taking a new direction after accepting a role in a comedy drama by Irish writer Maeve Murphy.
Kelly (33), who is currently dating rugby player Danny Cipriani, will play a gun-toting bank robber in Bonnie-and-Clyde inspired action film Taking Stock.
The film is based on Belfast filmmaker and writer Maeve Murphy's short film Sushi, which the writer described as a laugh-a-minute “recession caper”.
It focuses on a shop worker/actress called Kate who decides to take the law into her own hands after her boyfriend dumps her and she loses her job.
Hot-tempered Kate decides to seek revenge by tracking down her agent and robbing a bank in the process. Over the past few years, Kelly slowly built up her acting credentials.
She starred in TV series Hotel Babylon as Lady Catherine Stanwood, made a scantily clad appearance horror film Piranha 3D and has a role in upcoming sci-fi series Metal Hurlant Chronicles.
Taking Stock producer Frank Mannion said when it comes to on screen charisma Kelly has the X factor.
He said Brook is “a movie marketer’s dream” because she has “an X factor that appeals equally to men and women of all ages.” And the busty model says she cannot wait to take part in the film.
“I am excited to start filming Taking Stock.
It's a hilarious film full of twists and turns. Maeve has written one of the best scripts I've read in a long time. “I can't wait to get back to doing what I love, which is being on set and working with a hugely talented cast and crew,” she said earlier this month.
Maeve Murphy has previously worked on Beyond The Fire, which won Best Feature at the London Independent Film Festival.
The film is due for release next year.
Filming began in London this week and Kelly posted a picture of herself getting her retro-style make-up applied.
In a few weeks, the cast and crew will head over to the City of Light to film several scenes around the boulevards of Paris.
The film is tipped to be a hilarious and light-hearted romp. “It's like Bonnie and Clyde minus Clyde,” a source close to production said.