Written by: Alex Green
Martin Freeman has joined the cast of the new film about The Small Faces’s Steve Marriott.
Titled “Midnight Of My Life” the project is being directed by Phil Davis and the screenplay written by Nina Gerstenberger.
The film begins against the backdrop of 1985’s “Live Aid.” While nearly one hundred thousand people gathered at Wembley Stadium in London and almost 2 billion people spreading out over 150 nations tuned in to watch the concert on television, Steve Marriott sat in a dimly lit tavern preparing to play to a sparse crowd of mildly interested, mostly inebriated fans who were also enthralled by the legendary benefit show.
Although this was a poignant low point for the voice of the Mod Generation, the film uses this moment as a prompt and tells the story of the singer’s chance meeting with a young Mod who re-energizes Marriott and inspires him to keep going, inspiring his critically overlooked ’80s output.
On the “Midnight Of My Life” Facebook page, an official statement reads: “FANTASTIC NEWS: We’re incredibly delighted to announce that Martin Freeman is officially on board to play Steve Marriott in our film! Martin was our number one choice for the part and we can’t think of anyone better to bring the character of Steve to life. Filming will take place in the fourth week of April in London.”
Known for his unforgettable turns in “The Office” and The Hobbit, Freeman is a massive music fan and is a perfect choice to play the late singer.
The film also recently added Oscar-nominated cinematographer Roger Pratt (“Brazil,” “Harry Potter”) to its roster.