Danny Dyer stars as football hooligan in comedy movie Marching Powder

Tuesday 5th December 2023, 2:25pm

  • Director Nick Love and actor Danny Dyer are working on drug-based dark comedy movie Marching Powder
  • Dyer will play a drug-taking football hooligan who is arrested and given six weeks to turn his life around
  • He says: "Marching Powder is class, we're back in the world of The Football Factory with more violence, more drugs and lots of f*cking comedy"
Danny Dyer

Writer and director Nick Love and actor Danny Dyer are teaming up again, to make the drug-focused dark comedy thriller movie Marching Powder.

This will be the fifth collaboration between Love and Dyer who previously worked together on Goodbye Charlie Bright (2001), The Football Factory (2004), The Business (2005) and Outlaw (2007).

The independent British feature film starts shooting in London in January and will be released in cinemas by new distributor True Brit Entertainment later in 2024.

This will be Dyer's first film role since leaving EastEnders. He is set to play Jack, a middle-aged, drug-taking football hooligan, who is arrested and given six weeks to turn his life around, or else face a long spell in prison. Juggling his marriage, his hard nut bully of a father-in-law and his wayward 25-year-old stepbrother, Kenny Boy, Jack tries to get his life back on track, but slowly his world starts to spiral hilariously out of control.

On the film and reuniting with Love, Danny Dyer comments: "I'm buzzing to be getting back on the horse with Nick, he's the only fucking idiot stupid enough. Marching Powder is class, we're back in the world of The Football Factory with more violence, more drugs and lots of fucking comedy, you're going to love it."

Nick Love says: "At this point in my career, it's either Marching Powder or the dole so thank God Danny Dyer said yes to playing the lead. It's gonna be a blast and we can't wait to share the film with the world, if they can handle it."

Zygi Kamasa from True Brit Entertainment says: "Nick Love is exactly the kind of director I'm excited to be backing. He has been writing and directing some terrific TV in the last 6-7 years and I can't wait to see his return to the terraces in this hugely commercial and utterly original British feature film. The story is edgy, controversial, and ultimately very, very, funny."

Chris Clark from producers Altitude concludes: "Nick and I have been discussing making a film together for years so it's a great feeling to get this outrageous, one-of-a-kind Love/Dyer collaboration up and running. The Altitude team couldn't be more excited."

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