The 54th London Film Festival will open with Mark Romanek's adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro's novel "Never Let Me Go" starring Domhnall Gleeson, Carey Mulligan, Keira Knightley and Andrea Riseborough.
Although the film will not be unveiled officially until the Toronto film festival in September this will be the movies first screening. Already there is a buzz surrounding it suggesting that it could be up for an Oscar.
The film was directed by Mark Romanek, who is also responsible for the creep Robin Williams movie "One Hour Photo". "Never Let Me Go" is based on the highly acclaimed Kauzo Ishiguro novel.
Sandra Hebron, the London Film Festival's Artistic Director said “It is a great pleasure to be able to open the festival with a film as accomplished and imaginative as "Never Let Me Go". It combines impeccable film making, outstanding performances and a deeply moving story, and I couldn’t wish for a stronger or more appropriate opening night.”
Mark Romanek added “I think I can speak for the entire cast and crew when I say that we are deeply honored and excited to have been selected to open this year’s festival. For me personally, it seems the perfect way to celebrate the conclusion of an incredible filmmaking experience in the UK.”
The movie will not be released in theatres until October.