FACT hosts special screening of Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool

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by David Prior

Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool, directed by Paul McGuigan and starring Annette Bening and Jamie Bell, opens later this week.

Based on Peter Turner’s memoir, the film follows the playful but passionate relationship between Turner (Bell) and the eccentric Academy Award®-winning actress Gloria
Grahame (Bening).

The film was produced by Barbara Broccoli (Spectre, Skyfall) and Colin Vaines (Gangs of New York, Coriolanus) with a screenplay written by BAFTA winner Matt Greenhalgh (Control, Nowhere Boy), and was shot on location in Liverpool and London, and at Pinewood Studios.

Elvis Costello has released a new song You Shouldn’t Look at Me that Way, written especially for the film’s soundtrack, on Decca Records.

The film had a special screening - in partnership with the Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson - at FACT in Liverpool last night. It's released generally on Thursday.

Watch the trailer here: