The concept of a British noir has always been a rarity with most hard boiled detective stories taking place in Los Angeles. However, today sees the trailer release for noir thriller City of Tiny Lights. Set in West London, the film is co-written by author Patrick Neate, and based on his novel of the same name.
Riz Ahmed plays Tommy Akhtar, cricket fan, devoted son to an ailing father and deadbeat private eye. He’s got an office above a cab firm, a taste for cigarettes and bourbon, and a finely tuned moral compass that he keeps hidden behind a sharp cynicism. When Tommy walks into his office one morning to find high-class prostitute Melody (Cush Jumbo) seeking his help, he’s launched into a story that plays as an utterly original modern noir.
Directed by Dredd’s Pete Travis, the film opens in UK cinemas April 7th. Check out the trailer above and let us know your thoughts in the comments below.