The British drama London Boulevard just got infused with some more European flare. The film is the directorial debut of Oscar winning screenwriter William Monahan, and currently stars Keira Knightley and Colin Farrell. According to RopeofSilicon three more British actors have just been added to the cast in the form of Ray Winstone (above), Anna Friel, and David Thewlis.

Monahan also wrote the film’s screenplay, which focuses on the budding relationship between a young actress and her handy man. Farrell will star as a crook who tries to go straight after getting released from prison by becoming a domestic worker for a reclusive starlet. Winstone will play a “former crime boss”, Friel will star as Farrell’s sister, and Thewlis will portray Knightley’s business manager. Filming for London Boulevard will being this summer in the U.K..

Is it just me or is Anna Friel is on the move? She’s not letting the mistreatment of her former show Pushing Daisies get her down. The actress will be featured in this summer’s Land of the Lost alongside Will Ferrell and Danny McBride. As of late I keep seeing her in comedies so I’m excited to see her in something with a darker slant to it.

Do you think first time director William Monahan has what it takes to pull this one off?