Ioan Grufford has signed on to star in HLS Studio's Kenneth Grahame biography Banking on Mr. Toad. According to Variety, Samantha Morton is gearing up to play Kenneth's wife Elspeth.

The film will follow Grahame's life through his time spent working as a secretary for the Bank of England during the era of industrialization through the end of the 19th century, when the famous author penned the children's classic Wind In the Willows. Part of the story will also reflect on Grahame's relationship with his autistic son. Bruce Beresford has signed on to direct the drama.

Banking on Mr. Toad will film in Ireland later this year.

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