Written by and starring Julian Barrett and Simon Farnaby the first trailer for action comedy Mindhorn has arrived.
Barrett stars as washed-up actor Richard Thorncroft, back in the 80s he was at the height of his career and was the lead in a hit TV cop show called Mindhorn. Gifted with a bionic eye that allows his to see the truth, Mindhorn made Thorncroft a household name.
Cut to the present day, and Richard’s life barely resembles his heyday as he’s struggling to find work (and fit into his clothes). However, when a dangerous criminal who believes that Mindhorn was a real cop demands to speak to him, Thorncroft gets the chance to dust off the eye patch.
Co-written by Simon Farnaby (Yonderland, Horrible Histories) and featuring Russell Tovey (Pride, Being Human), Andrea Riseborough (Bloodline, Birdman) Jessica Barden (Far From The Madding Crowd), Harriet Walter (The Crown, Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Steve Coogan (Alan Partridge, Philomena). Mindhorn is released in UK cinemas on May 5.
Washed-up Richard Thorncroft (Julian Barratt) peaked with hit 1980s detective show Mindhorn, playing the titular Isle of Man sleuth with a robotic eye that allowed him to literally “see the truth”. Decades later, when a deranged Manx criminal demands Mindhorn as his nemesis, Thorncroft returns to the scene of his greatest triumphs for one last chance to reignite his glory days, professional credibility and even romance with former co-star/paramour Patricia Deville (Essie Davis).