First image of Brit comedy The Hot Potato released

Posted on 1 November 2010
By Oliver Logan
  • Share:

New British Movie The Hot Potato is now filming which is a new British comedy crime caper featuring Ray Winstone, Colm Meaney, Jack Huston, Louise Redknapp, Derren Nesbitt and many more.

Tim Lewiston’s new British comedy-thriller The Hot Potato is based on real events that took place at the end of the 1960s.

It is set in London, the East End, 1969. One evening, a government research establishment explodes; an event that eventually leads to our heroes, Kenny (Ray Winstone) and Danny (Jack Huston), being in possession of a large lump of Uranium, The Hot Potato, plunging them into the threat of possible radioactive contamination!

With nothing to lose and few options available, Kenny and Danny decide to investigate the value of the ‘potato’ and, to their surprise, find that there is seemingly no end of people willing to pay a high price for it.

With this knowledge, Kenny and Danny – ably assisted by Danny’s girlfriend, the beautiful and surprising Carole (Lois Winstone) and shadowed at every turn by the unshakable Harry Fisher (Colm Meaney), right-hand-man of local criminal big-shots – launch themselves on an increasingly dangerous and comedic adventure, in which they meet a diverse cast of colourful characters, all desperate to buy.

As offer and counter-offer give way to double and triple cross, the story twists and turns on the way to the exciting and unexpected finale. But who wins and who loses? And what happens to The Hot Potato?

Check out the fist images from filming here.