Peace Arch Entertainment Group Inc. announced the completion of principal photography on the Paul Soter-directed romantic comedy Watching The Detectives, starring Cillian Murphy and Lucy Liu. Shot in New York City in partnership with New York-based Plum Pictures, Peace Arch Entertainment co-financed the film and is serving as worldwide distributor.
Director Paul Soter was recently honored by the respected industry publication "Filmmaker" as one of the top 25 new directors to watch.
Peace Arch President John Flock says, "Because of his experience on both sides of the camera as a triple threat writer-actor-director, Soter will continue to attract top talent, like Murphy and Liu, to his films -- and get inspired performances from them as he has done on Watching The Detectives."
Watching The Detectives is a romantic comedy about a film noir buff whose world is abruptly turned upside down when a beautiful and unpredictable, real-life femme fatale provides far more adventure than he ever experienced -- and possibly more than he can handle.
Since Charlie's Angels propelled Liu to superstardom in 2000, she has been seen in such memorable films as Tarantino's Kill Bill Vol. 1 and Kill Bill Vol. 2, and most recently in Lucky Number Slevin. On television, Liu appeared as 'Ling Woo' in Ally McBeal, a role for which she earned an Emmy nomination as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination. Lucy will next be seen in 3 Needles, The Cleaner and Rise.
Murphy garnered a Golden Globe Award nomination earlier this year for his performance as Patrick "Kitten" Braden in Neil Jordan's Breakfast on Pluto. His credits also include Ken Loach's forthcoming The Wind That Shakes The Barley (Palme d'Or winner at 2006 Cannes Film Festival), and Danny Boyle's Sunshine. Following his breakout role in Boyle's 28 Days Later, Murphy appeared in Batman Begins, Red Eye and Girl With A Pearl Earring.
The film marks the directorial debut of Soter, who also wrote the script. The filmmaker is best known for his broad comedy work as a writer/producer and star for Broken Lizard, the comedy group who hit the ground running with their films Puddle Cruiser and Super Troopers. He next stars in, wrote and produced Beerfest, slated for release from Warner Bros. in August.