Sleuth


1h 28m 2007

Brief Synopsis

The updated story of a wealthy writer of detective stories and an aspiring yet out-of-work actor who is having an affair with the writer's wife. The writer's exquisitely modernized Georgian manor becomes the backdrop for a cat and mouse game that pits one creative mind against another.

Film Details

Also Known As
Skuggspel
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Adaptation
Comedy
Thriller
Release Date
2007
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Classics
Location
Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom; London, England, United Kingdom; London, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 28m

Synopsis

The updated story of a wealthy writer of detective stories and an aspiring yet out-of-work actor who is having an affair with the writer's wife. The writer's exquisitely modernized Georgian manor becomes the backdrop for a cat and mouse game that pits one creative mind against another.

Crew

James Alexander

Stand-In

Craig Allison

Software Engineer

Carl Alsop

Carpenter

David Appleby

Photography

Stuart Bagshaw

Foley Editor

Jon Baker

Props

Simon Baker

Camera Operator

Paul Bale

Painter

Howard Bargroff

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Libbie Barr

Script Supervisor

Greg Barrett

Film Lab

Stephen Bearman

Film Lab

Chris Benstead

Music Editor

Owen Bleasdale

Foley Editor

Owen Bleasdale

Foley Recordist

Celia Bobak

Set Decorator

Ashley Bond

Camera Focus Puller

Peter Boothby

Office Runner

Paula Boram

Foley Artist

Ben Bradley

Digital Effects Artist

Kenneth Branagh

Producer

Chris Brough

Carpenter

Rob Brown

Construction Manager

Rebecca Budds

Film Lab

Paul Bufton

Props

Alexandra Byrne

Costume Designer

Emitt Cahill

Grip

John Claude

Colorist

Lauren Cox

Production Secretary

Ann Marie Crotty

Video Assist/Playback

Liam Daniel

Photography

Lorene Dewett

Editor

Patrick Doyle

Original Music

Hamish Doyne-ditmas

Camera Focus Puller

Richard Elson

Visual Effects Editor

Roy Elston

Rigging Electrician

Larry Eydmann

Consultant

Bradley Farmer

Stunt Double

Daniel Farrell

Editor

Neil Farrell

Editor

Vic Fraser

Music

Alec Gibson

Grader

Rob Gilmour

Camera Trainee

Ben Gladstone

Location Manager

Peter Glossup

Sound Mixer

Mike Grimes

Supervising Sound Editor

John David Gunkle

Unit Manager

Simon Halfon

Producer

Jay Hanscomb

Rigging Electrician

Deborah Harpur

Product Placement

David Harris

Special Effects Supervisor

Jude Harris

Special Effects Coordinator

Tim Harvey

Production Designer

David Haynes

Painter

John Haynes

Painter

Guy Heeley

Assistant Director

Sarah Hemsley

Visual Effects Producer

Richard Higham

Visual Effects Supervisor

Graham Hills

Special Effects Technician

Alice Hobden

Loader

John Hollywood

Driver

Gavin Hosler

Trainer

Christian Howes

Assistant

Guy Hunt

Carpenter

John Hurley

Loader

Ahmet Husseyin

Camera Trainee

Lee Isgar

Driver

Ben Jackson

Coproducer

Jake Jackson

Music Engineer

Ida Marie Johansson

Medic

Daniel Johnson

Adr

Eileen Kastner-delago

Prosthetic Makeup

Eileen Kastner-delago

Hair Stylist

Eileen Kastner-delago

Makeup Designer

Malcolm Keane

Painter

Jody Knight

Grip

Jude Law

Producer

Simon Leech

Digital Effects Artist

Struan Leslie

Camera

Joe Lloyd

Stand-In

Nicholas Lloyd

Carpenter

Olivia Lloyd

Assistant Director

Rupert Lloyd-parry

Grip

Dan Lowe

Rigging Gaffer

Mitch Lumsden

Hair Stylist

Andrew Macpherson

Photography

Stephane Malenfant

Boom Operator

Kelly Marazzi

Makeup Artist

Steve Marquiss

Painter

Philip Mcdonald

Property Master

Stephen Mcdonald

Props

Peter Melemendjian

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Shaun Mills

Boom Operator

Gordon Milner

Software Engineer

Graham Mitchell

Carpenter

Shaun Mone

Electrician

Colin Morris

Driver

Richard Morrison

Titles

Simon Moseley

Producer

Stephen Murphy

Prosthetic Makeup

Neil Murrum

Props

Chloe Newman

Office Runner

Alex Nutton

Music Engineer

Eddie O'neill

Production

Nick Pearce

Production

Emma Pegram

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

James Philpott

Grip

Marion Pilowsky

Producer

Harold Pinter

Screenplay

Amelia Price

Production Coordinator

Terry Pritchard

Driver

Mickey Pugh

Props

Luke Redgrave

Camera Operator

Charlie Reed

Assistant Director

Daniel J Reeves

Software Engineer

Gareth Repton

Digital Effects Artist

Lenny Richards

Rigging Electrician

Jaime Rigal

Production Accountant

Neil Robertson

Production

Luke Robinson

Sound Engineer

Maggie Rodford

Music Producer

Valerie Rosewell

Accounting Assistant

Richard Sale

Costume Supervisor

Lara Sargent

Production Accountant

Russell Sargent

Carpenter

Anthony Shaffer

Source Material

James Sherman

Original Music

James Sherman

Music Conductor

Paul Shore

On-Line Editor

Jimmy Smith

Costumer

Sam Smith

Office Runner

Samantha Spacey

Visual Effects Producer

Ricky Stelling

Rigging Electrician

Tom Sternberg

Producer

Phil Stevens

Electrician

Jack Stew

Foley Artist

Emily Stillman

Unit Production Manager

Graeme Stoten

Adr

Tamar Thomas

Assistant

Leigh Thurbon

Carpenter

Luigi Tommaseo

Software Engineer

Janet Tsang

Film Lab

Dave Turner

Project Manager

Lawrence Watson

Photography

Stuart Watson

Construction Manager

Alex Wells

Carpenter

Paul Weston

Stunt Coordinator

Chris White

Carpenter

Iain White

Art Director

Julian White

Gaffer

Steve Wilson

Carpenter

Stuart Wishart

Special Effects

Nick Wollage

Music Engineer

Michele Woods

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Thora Woodward

Editor

Rachel Wright

Digital Effects Artist

Anton Yri

Digital Effects Artist

Haris Zambarloukos

Director Of Photography

Haris Zambarloukos

Dp/Cinematographer

Film Details

Also Known As
Skuggspel
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Adaptation
Comedy
Thriller
Release Date
2007
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Classics
Location
Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom; London, England, United Kingdom; London, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 28m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall October 12, 2007

Released in United States on Video March 11, 2008

Released in United States 2007

Released in United States October 2007

Shown at Venice International Film Festival (Competition) August 29-September 8, 2007.

Shown at Pusan International Film Festival (Midnight Passion) October 4-12, 2007.

Based on the play "Sleuth" by Anthony Shaffer. It was turned into a feature film, "Sleuth" (United Kingdom/1972), directed by Joseph L Mankiewicz, and starring Laurence Olivier and Michael Caine.

Screenwriter Harold Pinter is basing his adaptation entirely on the play written by Anthony Shaffer.

Jude Law is playing the hairdresser role of Milo Tindle that Michael Caine portrayed in the original film.

Stephen Frears previously attached to direct.

Project was previously developed at Village Roadshow Pictures.

Castle Rock Entertainment has acquired the feature film rights to the play "Sleuth" by Anthony Shaffer.

Released in United States Fall October 12, 2007 (NY, LA)

Released in United States on Video March 11, 2008

Released in United States 2007 (Shown at Venice International Film Festival (Competition) August 29-September 8, 2007.)

Released in United States October 2007 (Shown at Pusan International Film Festival (Midnight Passion) October 4-12, 2007.)