Credit card fraud film "Plastic" premieres in London
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 01:59
Apr. 30 - The cast and crew of new British credit card fraud film ''Plastic'' deny it romanticises criminality, while Ed Speleers talks ''Star Wars Episode VII'' rumours. Joel Flynn reports.
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Picture it: you're young, rich and carefree. What's the catch? You've done it by committing credit card fraud.
That's the storyline of new British film "Plastic", which premiered in London on Tuesday.
Based on a true story, the film follows four friends who turn to crime, after facing a job market engulfed in the financial crisis - something BAFTA Rising Star Will Poulter says many might relate to.
SOUNDBITE: Actor, Will Poulter, saying (English):
"They're almost slightly the victims of criminal behaviour in a way, and listen I'm not endorsing credit card fraud, but it is interesting to see that approach, and in a way you do - you don't in any way justify it, but I think you can certainly empathise with elements of it."
Poulter joins Alfie Allen, Ed Speleers, Sebastian de Souza and Emma Rigby in the film.
That's a cast tipped by many as leading the next generation of British acting talent - according to Hollywood star, Graham McTavish.
SOUNDBITE: Actor, Graham McTavish, saying (English):
"It's fantastic, I mean goodness me you're spoilt for choice, in this country, spoilt for choice. But I think we always have been, to an extent, and Will's just an example of a long line of very, very fine actors who started out young, and Will will have a successful career into his old age, I'm sure."
One of those actors could be in line for a big role soon as well, with rumours linking Speleers to a role in the new Stars Wars movie directed by JJ Abrams.
SOUNDBITE: Actor, Ed Speleers, saying (English):
REPORTER ASKING QUESTION: "There's rumours that you're getting along well with a certain Mr Abrams and that you may or may not be associated with the next Star Wars project. What do you have to say about that?"
SPELEERS: "He makes some really good movies."
REPORTER: "Ok. Is that something that would interest you though?"
SPELEERS: "I think any boy - I called myself a boy there - I think any young man would be a fool to say they wouldn't be very interested to be a part of something like that."
REPORTER: "Ok. And can we expect any word on that any time soon?"
Is that a yes then, Mr Speleers? Only time will tell.
In the meantime, "Plastic" opens in the UK on Wednesday (April 30).
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