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Jennifer Connelly and Ben Whishaw join Alice Englert’s ‘Bad Behaviour’

Top Gun: Maverick star Jennifer Connelly and British actor Ben Whishaw will lead the cast of the upcoming New Zealand film Bad appearing alongside writer director Alice . Englert whose acting credits include You Wont Be Alone The Power of the Dog and The Serpent will make her feature directorial debut with the dark comedy which follows Lucy Connelly a former child actress who seeks enlightenment at a retreat led by spiritual leader Elon also navigating the close yet turbulent relationship with her stunt performer daughter Dylan Englert.

The cast also includes New Zealand actress Ana Scotney Millie Lies Low Dasha Succession Karan Gill I May Destroy You and Marlon Williams Sweet Tooth. Bad Behaviour is being produced by Desray Armstrong and Molly Hallam and executive produced by Stephen of BeeHive Productions. Connelly can be seen opposite Tom Cruise in the record breaking Top Gun sequel while has the lead role in Adam Kays TV series adaptation of This is Going to Hurt and also reprised his role as Q in James Bond blockbuster No Time to Die.

Englert the daughter of Jane Campion previously directed Whishaw in the 2017 short film Family Matters which she also wrote and starred in. Her other short The Boyfriend Game starring Thomasin McKenzie took out the Best Achievement in Screenplay award at the 2017 St Kilda Film Festival. Production on the upcoming project will take place in New Zealand and will be financed with funds from the New Zealand Film Commission the New Zealand Screen Production Grant Fulcrum Media Finance and BeeHive Productions with additional support from AHI Films and Images & Sound.

AA and Verve Ventures will corepresent the sale of North America with Protagonist handling the rest of the world sales. AHI Films will distribute theatrically in Australia and New Zealand. Production on the upcoming project will take place in New Zealand and will be financed with funds from the New Zealand Film Commission the New Zealand Screen Production Grant Fulcrum Media Finance and BeeHive Productions with additional support from AHI Films and Images & Sound

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