Josh Lawson back behind the camera for Long Story Short

Romantic-comedy, with time travel elements, to star Rafe Spall

Australian actor and filmmaker Josh Lawson (“Any Questions for Ben?”, “The Little Death”) is getting back behind the camera for “Long Story Short”, a new romantic comedy lensing in Sydney.

Lawson wrote, directs and co-stars in the film, which will be headlined by ‘Cornetto trilogy’ alum Timothy Spall (“Hot Fuzz”, “Shaun of the Dead”).

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The story follows Teddy (Spall), who wakes up the morning after his wedding to discover that every few minutes he’s jumping forward to the next year of his life. He must use every precious moment wisely to keep from losing the love of his life, and to learn to love the life he’s losing.

Zahra Newman, Ronny Chieng, Noni Hazlehurst, and Dena Kaplan will also star in the film, Lawson’s third as director.

The “House of Lies” actor said, “It really is a dream come true to be making this film with a cast and crew of this stellar caliber. We’re all excited and grateful to be able to tell a story with such heart and positivity, and to set it in Sydney makes it all the sweeter.”

Spall added, “Josh’s screenplay is miraculous, and I couldn’t be happier to be playing Teddy. It’s wonderful to be staying with my family on Sydney’s stunning beaches and working with such an amazing team of people.”

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