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Lily Allen Joins Haley Bennett in Virginia Woolf Adaptation ‘Night and Day’ (Exclusive)

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Lily Allen is the latest star ready to lighten up Night and Day, an adaptation of the comedic Virginia Woolf novel.

The singer and actress joins a cast that includes Haley Bennett, Elyas M’Barek and Timothy Spall, who will bring to life the 1919 novel revolving around the daily lives and romances of two women. Katharine Hilbery (Bennett), is an Edwardian astronomer who avoids love, while Mary (Allen) is a straight-talking, fearless, funny suffragette. Jack Farthing rounds out the cast for the feature.

Justine Waddell penned the script and will produce, with BAFTA nominee Tina Gharavi directing the feature, which is aiming to shoot this fall in Newcastle, England and Cologne, Germany.

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Financing company FilmHedge has come on board to back the project, withs its founder and CEO Jon Gosier and its COO Chandler Heinz Laun serving as executive producers, along with Konstantin Korenchuk.

Producers include Christopher Figg, Meg Thomson and German co-producers GLISK, the production and management company run by Philipp Steffens and Julie Link. The production is receiving support from NRW Media Fund, Germany, and Screen North East, UK.

 “With the incredibly talented Lily Allen rounding out our stellar cast, we’re excited to tell this story of a pioneering Edwardian astronomer reaching for the stars and balancing love with ambition,” said Figg. 

Added Gosier: “FilmHedge is very excited to be partnering with this amazing team to help bring Virginia’s Woolf’s Night and Day to life. Lily Allen makes for a perfect addition to this fun and extraordinary story.”

Allen is known for albums Alright, Still; It’s Not Me, It’s You; Sheezus and No Shame. She recently starred in the British TV comedy Dreamland.

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