Hastings: New Netflix movie starring Hollywood actor Ed Skrein being filmed in town

A new Netflix movie starring Hollywood actor Ed Skrein is being shot and set in Hastings.

Monday, 22nd November 2021, 11:09 am
Updated Monday, 22nd November 2021, 11:14 am

Skrein, 38, who played the villain Ajax in Deadpool and was also in Game Of Thrones, plays a former pop star Vince in the new film I Used To Be Famous, which is expected to be released next year.

Vince used to be in a boy band in the 1990s, and returns to his home town of Hastings, with dreams of making a comeback.

He strikes up a friendship with a young, autistic drummer called Stevie (played by musician Leo Long) after an impromptu jam session, according to website What’s On Netflix.

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Film production company Forty Foot Pictures starting shooting the film on October 28, and recently spent a couple of days filming scenes in Hastings.

I Used To Be Famous is based on a 2015 short film of the same name, written and directed by Eddie Sternberg. Sternberg is directing the new film and penned the script with Zak Klein, a writer on The Crown.

Other actors in the film include Eleanor Matsuura (from The Walking Dead) and Lorraine Ashbourne (from Bridgerton). Netflix has not set a release date for I Used to Be Famous, but it is expected to be released some time in the second half of 2022.