MARTIN FREEMAN – Cargo (Movie)
Synopsis: Cargo is a post-apocalyptic thriller and an emotional story of a father trying to save his child at all costs.
Who: Martin Freeman looks to get a good chance to show off his serious acting chops in this heavy-going thriller. Its story about a man protecting his baby daughter will ring bells for viewers of Sherlock series four. The Austrailian film will arrive in its native country first before hitting the rest of the world.
MARTIN FREEMAN – Ghost Stories (Movie)
Synopsis: Arch sceptic Professor Phillip Goodman embarks upon a terror-filled quest, when he stumbles across a long-lost file containing details of three cases of inexplicable ‘hauntings’.
Who: Freeman is a very busy boy this year, as he is also headlining this spooky drama. Ghost Stories is based on a smash hit play that terrified London’s West End when it was first performed back in 2010. Let’s hope the horror can translate to the big screen. Martin is playing the brilliantly named Mike Priddle.
JONATHAN ARIS – The Death of Stalin (Movie)
Synopsis: Follows the Soviet dictator’s last days and depicts the chaos of the regime after his death.
Who: Not content with starring in one biopic this year, Jonathan Aris also appears in this drama about, well, the death of Josef Stalin. Aris pays Mezhnikov. The star-studded cast also includes Harry Potter‘s Jason Isaacs, Steve Buscemi and Michael Palin.
AMANDA ABBINGTON – Crooked House (Movie)
Synopsis: An engaged woman holds off on marriage until the identity of the person who poisoned her grandfather is found.
Who: This adaptation of Agatha Christie’s classic mystery novel comes from Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes, so will definitely appeal to fans of that show. As well as big names like Gillian Anderson, Glenn Close and Christina Hendricks, Sherlock‘s own Amanda Abbington appears as Clemency Leonides.
ANDREW SCOTT – Steel Country (Movie)
Synopsis: When a young boy goes missing in a sleepy backwoods town, a local sanitation truck driver, Donald, plays detective, embarking on a precarious and obsessive investigation.
Who: This indie US picture stars Andrew Scott as Donald. Originally, it was set to come out last year but it was delayed due to unknown circumstances. Hopefully the film will arrive soon to satisfy Andrew Scott fans who wished he had had a bigger role in Sherlock series four.