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Riz Ahmed & Billie Piper Star In First Trailer & Images For CITY OF TINY LIGHTS

A trailer has been released for the gritty modern noir.

Dredd director Pete Travis helms this adaptation of Patrick Neate's novel, City of Tiny Lights, co-written by the author himself. Riz Ahmed plays a classic hardboiled gumshoe who finds himself drawn into the London underworld by his latest client, a high class escort (Cush Jumbo). This first trailer looks like a very modern British take on a very classic American genre.

City of Tiny Lights is in UK cinemas April 7th.

The official synopsis reads:

Meet Tommy Akhtar (Riz Ahmed), cricket fan, devoted son to an ailing father and deadbeat private eye. He’s got an office above a cab firm, a taste for cigarettes and bourbon, and a finely tuned moral compass that he keeps hidden behind a sharp cynicism. When Tommy walks into his office one morning to find high-class prostitute Melody seeking his help, he’s launched into a story that plays as an utterly original modern noir.

Directed by Pete Travis (Vantage Point, Dredd), Riz Ahmed (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, The Night Of) stars alongside Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Secret Diary of a Call Girl, Yerma) as Shelley, Tommy’s long-lost love. The ensemble cast includes Cush Jumbo (Josephine and I, The Inbetweeners) and Roshan Seth (Indian Summers, My Beautiful Laundrette). Rebecca O’Brien (I, Daniel Blake) produces.

Set in West London, CITY OF TINY LIGHTS is co-written by author Patrick Neate, and based on his novel of the same name. It is a unique portrait of contemporary London as a teeming multicultural metropolis where nothing is as it seems.

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