Check And Mate, Sucker

Danny's new movie packs quite a punch.

3 February, 2006

Director Malcolm Martin describes it as "a non-nonsense action comedy". Danny John-Jules stars in Sucker Punch, and the trailer is available right now on the movie's website. (Just go to Links.) Meanwhile, has picked up a few sneak-preview images.

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Anticipating a first screening at Cannes in May, Danny plays hustler and illegal fight manager Harley. And his director is very clear about the actor's huge contribution:

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"You can pay an actor no bigger compliment than writing a role specifically for him, but even I was amazed when Danny turned up on set the first time with the now infamous SuperHarley suit. He took the character to a new level and is the emotional heart of what otherwise would have been a straightforward action film. There aren't enough words here to put Danny's contribution into perspective, and although I receive both writer and director credit, Harley is very much a collaboration between us. Danny certainly put the cheese on my cracker."

Danny fans may remember a story a while back about another Danny indie flick, The Tournament, and we have to salute his continued support of fledgling British projects.

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Not that he's the only one. After success in short film The Dealer - previously covered here - Craig Charles looks set to appear in a feature-length movie version of the story. Surely the police can't be called out twice?

You can read previous cast news stories in the News Archive.

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