WHO’S IN IT?

Annette Bening (American Beauty), Jamie Bell (Billy Elliott), Vanessa Redgrave (Atonement), Julie Walters (Paddington), Kenneth Cranham (Layer Cake), Stephen Graham (This Is England), Frances Barber (Prick Up Your Ears), Leanne Best (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Suzanne Bertish (Hanover Street), Ben Cura (Creditors)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Paul McGuigan (Gangster No. 1), director; Matt Greenhalgh (Nowhere Boy), writer; Barbara Broccoli (Casino Royale) and Colin Vaines (Coriolanus), producers; J. Ralph (Lucky Number Slevin), composer; Urszula Pontikos (Lilting), cinematographer; Nick Emerson (Lady Macbeth), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

In 1979, struggling young actor Peter Turner (Bell) discovers that he lives just down the hall in his North London boarding house from Gloria Grahame (Bening), a legendary Hollywood star and Oscar-winning actress. They soon form a deeply passionate relationship with each other, but it is made complicated when Gloria is diagnosed with cancer, and clings on to her young lover in her final days…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

See a story about a Hollywood romance so strange and unexpected that it simply has to be true, which it is, and made even more real by the chemistry between Annette Bening and Jamie Bell as the unlikeliest of lovers.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

THURSDAY 16TH NOVEMBER 2017