Star power set to lampoon art world in film opening in November

September 3rd, 2008

Charlotte Rampling
Charlotte Rampling will star in ‘Boogie Woogie’ via carmenhaid.com

In November of this year ‘Boogie Woogie’ a comedy lampooning the fine art world is set to be released. Boogie Woogie has a strong cast and is directed by the documentary film maker Duncan Ward, who is the husband of art curator Mollie Dent-Brocklehurst. The film is based on a novel published in 2000 and written by Danny Moynihan, who was once curator and is a friend of the artist Damien Hirst. Hirst created a limited-edition cover for the book which featured works by Sarah Lucas, Marc Quinn and Jeff Koons. Additionally, Charles Saatchi was quoted in the jacket comments for the book.

Top-notch cast lined up for art world spoof [Guardian UK]
Boogie Woogie movie detail [IMDB]
Boogie Woogie the novel [Amazon]

Danny Houston
Danny Houston will be featured in the film in a main role. Via aceshowbiz

The film is filmed in London and is based on the London art world. The film focuses on art dealers, collectors and artists alike, with the plot focusing around a piece of work sought by the protagonist. The film stars well known names such as Charlotte Rampling, Alan Cumming, Danny Huston, Amanda Seyfried, Christopher Lee, Heather Graham, Gillian Anderson and Stellan Skarsgård.