‘Kill Your Friends author and screenwriter John Niven has become attached to pen the screenplay for Berlin Bromley, a coming-of-age comedy/drama based on the memoir of Bertie Marshall. Marshall was one of the Bromley Contingent, followers of the Sex Pistols, that also included Siouxsie Sioux, Billy Idol and Steve Severin.
Charlotte Arden is producing the film with Peter Dunphy as exec producer for Gizmo Films (Mad To Be Normal, Funny Cow). Neal Moore is exec producer for Moore’s Lore.
Gizmo is financing with Lipsync Post (Colette, Woman Walks Ahead, On Chesil Beach) as one of the partners. A late summer 2018 shoot is being eyed. Gizmo’s Funny Cow, starring Maxine Peake, Paddy Considine and Stephen Graham, premiered at the London Film Festival in 2017 and is due to be released by eOne this spring.
Niven, who is repped by Curtis Brown, is currently co-writing with Caitlin Moran the adaptation of her novel How To Build A Girl for Film4/Monumental Pictures. ‘