Smith heading to Tower Block film
Sheridan Smith is to start work on Tower Block within weeks.
Shooting on the gritty British drama, which is being directed by first time feature film-makers Ronnie Thompson and James Nunn, is set to kick off around east London from July 18.
Starring alongside the Legally Blonde star are Skins actor Jack O'Connell, History Boys' Russell Tovey, and Ralph Brown from Mean Machine, reported Screen Daily.
James Moran, whose previous screen credits include Doctor Who, Torchwood and horror-comedy Severance, wrote the script about the repercussions facing residents of tower block 31 after they witness the murder of a young teenager.
"It's a dark, gritty action thriller about a sniper attacking the residents of a tower block (hence the name)," wrote the screenwriter on his blog.
He added: "I'm so excited that it's getting made, with such a fantastic cast and an amazing directing duo, and I'm dying to see what madness and mayhem they achieve on screen. I can't wait to sit at the back of the cinema and watch the audiences when it's out, too - this one's going to be a nail biter, it's relentless."