Liverpool FC and Stray Dogs Films today launched the official trailer for new independent British film One Night in Istanbul, a fictional football-focused crime-comedy that centres on one of the Reds’ greatest nights in history.
Supported by fans and players alike and taking as its backdrop the gripping 2005 Champions League final, the film is due to be released exclusively in ODEON cinemas from 11th September 2014. This will be an unmissable chance to relive memories of that legendary night in Turkey.
Based on the original hit stage play by Nicky Allt, the film follows two down-on-their-luck Liverpool cabbies, Tommy and Gerry, who strike an unusual deal with a local gangster to take their sons on a trip of a lifetime, to watch their beloved team play in the Champions League final in Istanbul. However, big trouble awaits them, in the form of two ruthless crooks and a huge bag of stolen cash. It's not long before the pressure on the pitch is almost as heated as the action off it.
Featuring a host of well-loved acting talent, including Paul Barber (The Full Monty, Only Fools and Horses), Samantha Womack (Eastenders, Game On), Steven Waddington (Sleepy Hollow, The Parole Officer) and Lucien Laviscount (Waterloo Road, Grange Hill), One Night in Istanbul will appeal not only to Reds fans from across the globe, as well as other football fans, but to anyone who enjoys a good comedy.
Liverpool FC will announce more exciting news about the forthcoming release of One Night in Istanbul over the coming weeks.