Andrew Scott is seeing two of his movies hit the major film festival circuit within only a week of one another. Venice's annual confab will screen the only showing at a fest of the new Tom Hardy thriller, 'Locke' on September 2. Scott is featured in a top-billed role in this unusual, edgy thriller about a man whose life is coming apart at the seams. It's shot in real time with no breaks in the ninety-minute film.
The Venice Film Festival opened yesterday and will be quickly followed by two more major film industry meetings, Colorado's smaller Telluride meetup which begins Thursday, and Toronto's huge conclave which starts a week later. The festival kicked off the awards season of film festivals leading up to the biggest bash, the Oscars, next spring.
TIFF, the Toronto International Film Festival is hosting the world premiere of Scott's other film, 'The Stag' made in Ireland with an all-Irish cast. The entire cast of seven and the director will appear in person at the showcase event in early September.
Below is the very first clip of 'Locke' released only two days ago. It features Tom Hardy driving and talking on his phone to a woman on the other end.