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In the Works: Toby Jones Joins Cast of Teen Refugee Drama 'Leave to Remain,' Principal Photography Underway in London

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood November 28, 2012 at 11:27AM

Toby Jones has joined the cast of Bruce Goodison's "Leave to Remain," a coming-of-age story centering on a group of teenagers who have escaped their respective countries and banded together in a hidden underworld of London. Principal photography is underway.
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Toby Jones
Toby Jones

Toby Jones has joined the cast of Bruce Goodison's "Leave to Remain," a coming-of-age story centering on a group of teenagers who have escaped their respective countries and banded together in a hidden underworld of London. Principal photography is underway.

The film is the debut feature of Goodison, who spent over three years researching the lives of young people seeking sanctuary in order to undertake the project. The young cast is a mix of professional actors and non-actors from migrant and refugee backgrounds. A shortlist of individuals was invited to a refugee organization workshops in September, at which point the final casting decisions were made.

Jones was recently seen donning prosthetic jowls as Alfred Hitchcock in the tepidly reviewed "The Girl" for HBO. He's also on the festival circuit with "Berberian Sound Studio," a psychological thriller set in a 1970s Giallo studio.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.