The trailer for a film starring Colin Firth which was shot in Keswick and the North Lakes last year has been released.
Billed as a modern day love story, Supernova stars the Oscar winner alongside American actor Stanley Tucci, who both spent six weeks in Cumbria filming the movie which will premiere at the BFI London Film Festival on October 11.
The film sees Firth, 60, and Tucci, 59, play Sam and Tusker, who have been partners for 20 years. It follows the pair as they tour the UK visiting old friends and family members in their camper van, with secrets unravelling while they struggle with a an early onset of dementia diagnosis to Tusker.
Tucci’s character gets a little less lucid with every passing week and it becomes fairly obvious that this is less of a holiday and more of a farewell tour.
Supernova is written and directed by Harry Macqueen, who has strong links with the Keswick area.
Scenes were shot around Keswick, including the market and Theatre by the Lake, as well as Honister and Whinlatter.
The trailer also focuses on a number of other well-loved Lake District sites including Crummock Water and Buttermere.
The Oscar-winning British actor, famous for his lake swim as Mr Darcy in Pride and Prejudice, was also among a Supernova party who watched another movie, Judy, a drama about Judy Garland, at the Alhambra cinema in Keswick during a break in filming last October.
Several local people were among a dozen hired as extras — or supporting actors — during filming when movie makers had to use rain machines to shoot one scene as Cumbria was going through a dry spell last autumn.
During their stay in the Lake District the world-renowned actors also enjoyed a Sunday lunch at The Sun Inn, Bassenthwaite.
The film has yet to secure an American release date.