Countdown to Dom Hemingway! Will it be an instant Cult Classic?


Posted by Craig Grobler on Google+ On Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Dom Hemingway PosterThis year I had about 81 films I was really looking forward to. Of those I have seen so far some have disappointed and some of them have been sublime but only one has popped up out of nowhere to become one of my most eagerly awaited films of the year. I am of course talking about Richard Shepard's Dom Hemingway!

The title alone should be enough to pique my curiosity but then back in December 2012 Richard E. Grant tweeted this bizarre photo featuring a lamb chopped Jude Law and a yellow sunglasses, one gloved wearing Richard E Grant, both sartorially Concours d'Elegance and I became very interested. The photo instantly implied a MatadorWithnail & I like Hunter S. Thompson 'eske surrealism and I was hooked.


Jude Law as Dom Hemingway & Richard E. Grant as Dickie
Jude Law as Dom Hemingway & Richard E. Grant as Dickie ZOOM
Shortly after that some bizarrely humorous  posters started arriving promising something socially relevant, fresh and unique in line with Richard Shepard's earlier films; The Matador starring a post Bond Pierce Brosnan and the Richard Gere, Terrence Howard, Jesse Eisenberg starrer The Hunting Party.

Jude Law is Dom Hemingway and you're not Banner Poster
Jude Law is Dom Hemingway and you're not Banner Poster ZOOM

Dom Hemingway God Save Us All Poster
Dom Hemingway God Save Us All Poster ZOOM

Dom Hemingway Poster
Dom Hemingway Poster ZOOM

Dom Hemingway Jude Law is Dom Hemingway Poster
Dom Hemingway Jude Law is Dom Hemingway Poster ZOOM

Dom Hemingway (Jude Law) is a larger-than-life safecracker with a loose fuse, funny, profane, and dangerous.  Back on the streets of London after twelve years in prison, it’s time to collect what he’s owed for keeping his mouth shut.


Travelling with his devoted best friend Dickie (Richard E. Grant), Dom visits his crime boss Mr Fontaine (Demián Bichir) in the south of France to claim his reward. But Dom’s drink and drug-fuelled ego decides that what he’s lost can’t be replaced. One car accident and a femme fatale later, Dom realises that his priority must be to reconnect with his long-lost daughter Evelyn (Emilia Clarke). But Dom does what Dom does best. He screws things up for everyone…

After watching the trailer it looks like Producer Jeremy Thomas is bringing more than just the stunning visuals of Sexy Beast into the mix and with the reviews Dom Hemingway is getting I can't wait to see it.

Dom Hemingway (Jude Law) & estranged daughter Evelyn (Hemingway one presumes) Emilia Clarke in Shoreditch
Dom Hemingway (Jude Law) & estranged daughter Evelyn (Hemingway one presumes) Emilia Clarke in Shoreditch ZOOM
Jude Law is Dom Hemingway
Jude Law is Dom Hemingway ZOOM
Dom Hemingway (Jude Law) safecracker extraordinaire
Dom Hemingway (Jude Law) safecracker extraordinaire ZOOM
Dom Hemingway Jumayn Hunter as Lestor & henchmen
Dom Hemingway Jumayn Hunter as Lestor & henchmen ZOOM
Helmed by British producer Jeremy Thomas and his Recorded Picture Company along with partners BBC Films, Pinewood Films and Lionsgate, Dom Hemingway was shot on location in the South of France and at various locations around London and completed production on the Isle of Man, based mostly at Island Studios, Ramsey.

Dom Hemingway (Jude Law) released from prison and on the loose
Dom Hemingway (Jude Law) released from prison and on the loose ZOOM 
Dom Hemingway (Jude Law) & Dickie (Richard E. Grant)
Dom Hemingway (Jude Law) & Dickie (Richard E. Grant) ZOOM
Dom Hemingway Madalina Ghenea as Paolina
Dom Hemingway Madalina Ghenea as Paolina ZOOM

Dom Hemingway will be released in the UK on 15 November 2013
After spending 12 years in prison for keeping his mouth shut, notorious safe-cracker Dom Hemingway is back on the streets of London looking to collect what he's owed.

Director: Richard Shepard
Writer: Richard Shepard
Stars: Jude Law, Richard E. Grant, Demian Bichir



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The Establishing Shot: COUNTDOWN TO DOM HEMINGWAY! WILL IT BE AN INSTANT CULT CLASSIC?

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