British up and comer Toby Kebbell has landed the lead role in Tony Pemberton’s “Buddha’s Little Finger”, reports Screen Daily. Canadian actresses Karine Vanasse and Anne-Marie Cadieux, as well as German actors André Hennicke, Trystan Pütter, Stipe Erceg and Ivan Shvedoff round out this international cast.
Filming began on August 28th with Kebbell in the role of young Russian gangster Pyotr Voyd, who undergoes interrogation in 1991 and begins to believe he is a poet in 1919, fighting in the Russian revolution alongside real life Bolshevik commander Vasily Ivanovich Chapaev and his formidable machine-gunner sidekick, Anna. The film will follow Pyotr as he runs from the KGB in 1991 and enemy forces in 1919. “We thought Toby was charismatic and ideal for this part as he has to play a character living in two different times,” producer Karsten Stöter told Screen Daily. “He looks the perfect fit for 1919, while in 1991, he looks as if he doesn’t belong somehow.”
Kebbell, most recently seen in “Wrath of the Titans” and “War Horse”, has recently wrapped shooting on Brit Marling’s eco-terrorist thriller “The East”, also starring Ellen Page and Alexander Skarsgard.