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February 11, 2023 Ben Hardy Projects Unicorns

DEADLINEEXCLUSIVE: 12 Years a Slave and Brokeback Mountain outfit River Road Entertainment has joined Sally El Hosaini and James Krishna Floyd’s feature Unicorns as producer and financier.

CAA Media Finance will be selling the project at the upcoming European Film Market in Berlin.

The cross-cultural romance, directed by The Swimmers filmmaker El Hosaini and Floyd, from a screenplay by Floyd, is now in post-production.

Today, we can also reveal that the film will co-star emerging British Indian R&B artist Jason Patel alongside the previously announced Ben Hardy (Bohemian Rhapsody).

Set against a secretive London subculture, the film follows a queer performer (Patel) living a double life and a single father (Hardy) working as a mechanic, whose lives collide after a chance encounter.

“When Laura Windows, our casting director, introduced us to Jason, we knew we’d found our unicorn. Jason has poured his heart and soul into this. His remarkable chemistry with Ben Hardy sizzles on screen. Ben’s mesmerising performance is truly stellar. This is Ben Hardy unlike you’ve ever seen him,” El Hosaini and Floyd said.

Floyd added: “To make my debut as writer/co-director on a story so close to my heart, alongside Sally, my longtime creative partner, is a privilege and beautiful ride.”

Bill Pohlad’s River Road will produce alongside Trudie Styler and Celine Rattray’s Maven Screen Media and Philip Herd’s Chromatic Aberration. Pohlad, Kim Roth and Christa Workman join Herd, Rattray and Styler as producers. Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot) is executive producer.

Patel, who is queer, has stage credits including Jungle Book and Peter Pan. He was one of BBC Asian Network’s “Artists of the Week” in 2022 and his debut EP will be released this year.

Pohlad added: “We were thrilled by the prospect of working with Sally and when we read James’ affecting script, we fell in love with its heart and the vibrant subculture that it explores.”

Unicorns crew members include cinematographer David Raedeker BSC (The Souvenir 1 & 2), editor Iain Kitching (The Swimmers), hair and make up designer Lisa Mustafa (Top Boy), and composer Stuart Earl (Persuasion), many of whom worked on El Hossaini’s well-received debut My Brother the Devil.

Casting director is Windows (Pennyworth), production designer is Rob Wischhusen-Hayes (Argylle), costume designer is Nirage Mirage (After Love). Renowned gaysian performer and Britain’s first out Muslim drag queen Asifa Lahore is a consultant and co-producer on the film.

Additional finance is provided by Sweden’s Film i Väst / Filmgate Film and Ffilm Cymru Wales with funding from the National Lottery and Cambridge Picture Company.

El Hosaini’s BAFTA-nominated The Swimmers opened the 2022 Toronto Film Festival and subsequently played on Netflix from November, going on to reach No. 1 in 47 countries and the top 10 in 86 countries. Floyd starred in both The Swimmers and My Brother the Devil.

Netflix has given us an update on when to expect The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, and we can officially expect it to be released in September of this year! They’ve also shortened the name to simply Love at First Sight.

Head to Netflix to see the full list of film and series hitting the streaming service this year and click here to set yourself a reminder when it’s released!

I’ve added some old magazine scans into the gallery, including a Radio Times issue for Eastenders in 2015. Head over and enjoy!

January 2, 2023 Ben Hardy

On behalf of myself, The Ben Hardy Network visitors, and the rest of Ben’s fans, I would like to wish him a very happy 32nd birthday! We all are wishing you a great year full of happiness, joy, love, luck, success, health and peace. And most importantly, thanks for being such a wonderful person and inspiration to all of us.

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August 4, 2022 Ben Hardy Projects Unicorns

DEADLINEEXCLUSIVE: Director Sally El Hosaini’s new feature Unicorns will begin principal photography in the U.K. this October, with Trudie Styler and Celine Rattray’s Maven Screen Media and Philip Herd’s Chromatic Aberration financing and producing.

Oscar Nominee Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot) is also on board as executive producer.

The feature is described as a cross-cultural romance set against a secretive subculture in London, revolving around a queer South Asian nightclub performer living a double life, and a young, single father who works as a mechanic. When their paths collide, a dramatic search for identity is sparked.

Actor James Krishna Floyd, who also wrote the screenplay, will co-direct with El Hosaini for their third collaboration.

“This is a very personal story for me with the themes of dual culture clash, sexuality, fatherhood and forbidden romance originating from my own experiences,” he said.

Ben Hardy (Bohemian Rhapsody, X Men: Apocalypse) will star as the single father with the casting search underway for an authentic, queer South Asian actor for the other. Renowned Gaysian performer Britain’s first out Muslim Drag Queen’ Asifa Lahore is the consultant and will also executive produce.

Sally El Hosaini’s first feature My Brother the Devil won prizes at Sundance, Berlin and the London Film Festival. Her hotly anticipated second feature The Swimmers is opening Toronto International Film Festival and is being tipped as one of Netflix’s big awards contender this year.

“This unconventional love story resonated deeply with me and I’m excited to be bringing it to the screen with authenticity, sensitivity and humour,” she said.

“We are blown away by Sally’s spectacular work, and her ability to create colourful worlds and find joy in the most challenging situations,” said Styler, Rattray and Herd.

“It is a great honour to help her and James on their third collaboration, and to tell a story where love overcomes all barriers.”