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Matt Lewis Enters "The Sweet Shop"

Posted by: Edward
April 20, 2010, 12:43 PM

Actor Matt Lewis (Neville Longbottom) revealed today, via his official Twitter page, plans for a new film project the young actor is set to begin work on this year entitled "The Sweet Shop."  An official website for the film has been launched, and gives details about the upcoming production, its cast, setting, and plot.  According to the site, Mr. Lewis will portraying the character of "The Reporter" who "dogs the footsteps" of the main character, Jarvis, to "hunt for the big scoop."  Mr. Lewis will be joining actors  Gemma Atkinson, Seb Hurtado, Vanessa Haywood, and Susan Hoecke in this film, which is set to start filming next week with a release date yet to be announced.

A full snyopsis for "The Sweet Shop" is as follows:
Jarvis Marshall has it all – a famous rock star with a beautiful model girlfriend, he has money and success in abundance. His past as a young boy growing up in a small rural community is now far behind him. But his band have split up and he has a nasty case of songwriters block and a West End Musical to score. Then his mother dies, the last of his estranged family, and leaves him the house in her will. So Jarvis Marshall returns to the village he left as a fifteen year old boy, to the house where he endured so many beatings at the hands of his cruel father.
Amongst the demons of the past he finds many of his old childhood friends, and Katie Powell, the young woman who now runs the village sweet shop. Katie endured her own hardships, losing her mother when she was twelve years old, and being brought up in her grandfather's sweet shop. Jarvis and Katie form a bond of unspoken understanding – much to the irritation of Simone, Jarvis' stunning German supermodel girlfriend.  
But the biggest problem of all is Jarvis and Katie themselves. Although they understand each other's grief intimately, they don't seem to be able to find the common ground to let their growing affection bloom. Jarvis is a rich, famous rock star who lives in the city. Katie is a broken hearted country girl who runs a sweet shop. One of them changing isn't enough – they both have to face their past's, then find the courage to break the chains which hold them apart.
With beautiful songs and touching characters, The Sweet Shop is a Romantic Comedy with a twist.  
MWS Media presents, "The Sweet Shop", starring Gemma Atkinson, Vanessa Haywood and Susan Hoecke. The film is slated for a 2010 release.
A few pre-production behind the scenes videos are also available on the site care of a Movie News Blog, as well as this video synopsis for the film here.

Finally, the film site has opened a Design Your Own Sweet contest which offers fans a chance to "make a poster (of any shape, size or style) for a lovely new sweet that might be something people will love to buy for generations to come!  The sweet needs to be the kind you would find in a jar on a shelf in a sweet shop, (So you don't have to design a wrapper for the sweet).  Make it on your computer or in real life, either way just add a photo/image of it to our Facebook group and get your friends to 'like' it.  If you have over 100 likes on your image by July 5, 2010 you will have a chance of winning the top prize!"  The top prize is having your original sweet made for real.  Full rules and submission information can be found here.

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2062 Points

Really excited for this! :)

Posted by Alice Weasley{Weasley's Queen} [ROAR!] on April 20, 2010, 06:03 PM report to moderator
4852 Points

Movie sounds awesome!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on April 20, 2010, 06:03 PM report to moderator
1599 Points

ooooh this sounds like a really good movie :) reminds me a bit of “chocolat” …if anyone’s seen that…

Posted by Nealie Zealbie on April 20, 2010, 06:10 PM report to moderator
452 Points

go Matt!!!!
awww, so cute, what a great guy :)

Posted by aval on April 20, 2010, 06:54 PM report to moderator
1740 Points

That sounds like a great movie. I love the story, I can’t wait till it comes out. I need to check it out!

3048 Points

This sounds like a marvelous project and I eagerly await seeing Matthew’s contributions to it.

Posted by Kirk on April 20, 2010, 09:34 PM report to moderator
2635 Points

I hope it gets released in the USA. I would love to see Matt in something besides his Neville role.

Posted by beallgood01 *WBM* on April 20, 2010, 10:06 PM report to moderator
1985 Points

Sounds great! I want to see it. Hurry up and give a date please<3

Posted by jhangelgurl (ITC!) on April 21, 2010, 10:38 AM report to moderator
5008 Points

WOW way to go Matt Lewis/Neville Longbottom!!!! I am excited about the upcomming Movie, and will definately will play to try to see it!!!

Posted by Mistic Willow on April 21, 2010, 11:08 AM report to moderator
808 Points

Sounds like my kind of film. Congratulations Matt!

Posted by Love is the greatest magic on April 21, 2010, 11:08 AM report to moderator
5389 Points

Congratulations! Matt. All the best

Posted by Azaad Potter The Chosen One [ROAR] on April 21, 2010, 12:11 PM report to moderator
924 Points

Break a Leg Matt!!!

I’m so happy for you!!!…

(and sad for the end of the Harry Potter Movies)

Posted by sessionka oom4 CW on April 21, 2010, 03:59 PM report to moderator
1317 Points

How wonderful for Matt! He will be just great and it sounds like a lovely film. Some day he’ll have a leading role. He deserves the opportunity.

Posted by hewy on April 21, 2010, 05:35 PM report to moderator
82 Points

I’m excited for Matt!!!

Posted by AJWC1 on April 21, 2010, 07:21 PM report to moderator
4481 Points

Sounds like it’s going to be a really good film! I hope so. :)

Posted by Smitch on April 21, 2010, 10:05 PM report to moderator
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