Mick Ford’s adaptation of Blake Morrison’s best-selling suspense thriller, The Last Weekend.
The Last Weekend is a compelling psychological thriller that delivers a suspense filled punch. Set over a long weekend in East Anglia, this is a chilling story of a rivalrous friendship – as told with deceptive casualness by the narrator, Ian.
It opens with a surprise phone call from an old university friend, inviting Ian and his wife, Em, for a few days by the sea. Their hosts, Ollie and Daisy, are a golden couple, and the scene is set for sunlit relaxation. But during their stay at a remote cottage during the hottest days of summer dangerous tensions begin to emerge.
Ominous revelations from Ian’s past slowly intrude, and his rivalry with Ollie intensifies as they resurrect a long established and highly competitive triathlon. Each day becomes a series of challenges for higher and higher stakes, setting in motion actions that have irreversible consequences…
STARRING: Rupert Penry-Jones, Shaun Evans, Genevieve O’Reilly, Claire Keelan, Alexander Karim
WRITERS: Mick Ford, Blake Morrison
DIRECTOR: Jon East
PRODUCER: Christopher Hall
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Sally Woodward Gentle
BASED ON: The Last Weekend by Blake Morrison