The explosive trailer has finally arrived for Hereford Films’ brutal crime drama BONDED BY BLOOD 2, the shocking, no holds barred sequel to the 2010 smash hit.
The film is set for release in early 2017 by Platform Entertainment, and stars Sam Strike (Leatherface, EastEnders), Terry Stone (Rise of the Footsoldier), George Russo (I Am Soldier) and Josh Myers (The Fall of the Krays). The sequel also sees the film debuts of Kirk Norcross (The Only Way is Essex) and Casey Batchelor (Celebrity Big Brother).
Based on the book Essex Boys: The New Generation by the last surviving member of the infamous Essex Boys gang, Bernard O’Mahoney, BONDED BY BLOOD 2 is an uncompromising true story of guns, girls and gangsters. The truth really is bloodier than fiction.
In the aftermath of the legendary Range Rover murders, a group of younger, flashier and even more ruthless criminals emerge to fill the vacuum of power. They are Ricky Percival, kingpin of his own thriving drugs empire; Damon Alvin, an arrogant loudmouth with a short fuse; and Dean Boshell, a small time thief prepared to go to any lengths to find acceptance. Their underworld ambitions are fuelled by ego, greed and a lust for power that will not only tear their friendships apart, but lead them to tragedy and the ultimate injustice.
Producer Jonathan Sothcott said, “We wanted to make something different to the usual Essex Boys films and Bernard’s compelling book provided the perfect basis for this brutal tale of betrayal, violence and murder. This is a really gritty, white knuckle British crime film, and I think the fans will really enjoy it. Director Greg Hall gave it a really interesting look and feel, and drew terrific performances from a fresh cast that isn’t made up of the usual suspects. The likes of Sam Strike, Josh Myers, Mark Harris and George Russo are all tremendous, as are Casey Batchelor and Kirk Norcross in their film debuts”.
Author Bernard O’Mahoney added, “I think this is the best of the Essex Boys films – you really get a sense of what it was like [back then]”.
BONDED BY BLOOD 2 is directed by Greg Hall from a script by Simon Cluett.
Hereford Films’ recent productions also include We Still Steal the Old Way. The company is currently developing a new series of Carry On comedy movies.