How would Beaconsfield the movie look?
“I see it as a comedy”, says David Tiley, editor of Screenhub. No
seriously. You could run it as a satire “with strong dramatic
implications” in the vein of The Truman Show and To Die For.
A family is propelled onto the world stage as parasitic media types
descend on the small town. A sort of “Ramsey Street gone wrong” or “The Castle mark two”.
It will probably end up as a telemovie. Depending very much on who does
it, Beaconsfield could end up “dripping in sentimentality”, says Tiley. “My personal
hope is that Working Dog Productions picks it up.”
Indeed, the people
responsible for Frontline could have a field day. The return of Mike Moore anyone?