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Smith will play the titular role. Following his wife Libby’s suicide, the sex addict, door-to-door beauty product salesman and self-professed lothario finds himself saddled with a young son and only a loose concept of parenting. Together with nine-year-old Bunny Junior, he embarks on an epic and increasingly out-of-control road trip across south England as the two struggle to contain their grief in different ways.
An adaptation of iconic singer Cave’s second novel, the project is being written by BAFTA-winning Somewhere Boy scribe Pete Jackson for End of The F***ing World indie Clerkenwell Films in association with Sky Studios. Cave will EP with former Doctor Who star Smith and numerous others. The Red Right Hand singer has written four books including, most recently, Faith, Hope and Carnage, which was forged from a series of phone conversations conducted between him and writer Sean O’Hagan during the Covid-19 pandemic.
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