Writer: Nick Moorcroft
Director: Ron Scalpello
Starring: Sam Claflin, Charlie Murphy, Naomi Ackie
Production Company: Eclipse Films, Riverstone Pictures
Kent Locations Used: Dartford Marshes
The Corrupted (2019) is a crime thriller set in East London ahead of the 2012 Olympics. Ex-con Liam (Sam Claflin) has lost everything at the hands of a local crime syndicate run by Clifford Cullen (Timothy Spall) who have forcibly acquired land to sell at a high profit to the developers. In an attempt to reconnect with his family, he is caught up in a web of conspiracy, crime, and corruption.
The Corrupted was written by Nick Moorcroft (Fishermen’s Friends, Finding Your Feet), directed by Ron Scalpello (My Name is Lenny, Bobby). The film stars Sam Claflin (Hunger Games, Peaky Blinders), Charlie Murphy (Peaky Blinders, The Foreigner), Naomi Ackie (Yardie, Cleaning Up), Timothy Spall (Sweeney Todd, Mr. Turner).
The atmospheric Dartford Marshes by the QEII Crossing featured as the setting of a crime scene.
Dartford became a market town in medieval times and has a long history of industrial and cultural importance, and to its north, across the Thames estuary, lies Thurrock in Essex, which can be reached via the Dartford Crossing. The town centre lies in a valley, through which the River Darent flows. Previous productions which filmed here were The Escape (2017) and London Spy (2015).
The Corrupted will be released in UK cinemas on Friday 10th May 2019.
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