VIDEO: Dominic West and Ben Schnetzer Talk New Film PRIDE on 'Today'
Dominic West and Ben Schnetzer stopped by this morning's TODAY on NBC to talk about their new film 'Pride', which centers on gay activists in 1984 who join forces with a striking miner's union. Check out the appearance below!
BroadwayWorld recently reported via THR that a musical adaptation of the U.K. film is in the works. The film tells the extraordinary true story of two very different communities who unite to defend the same cause.It's summer 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power, and the National Union of Mineworkers are on strike! At the Gay Pride March in London, a group of gay and lesbian activists decides to raise money to support the families of the striking miners. But the only problem is the Union seems too embarrassed to receive their support.
Not discouraged, the activists ignore the Union and go direct to the miners. They identify a small mining villiage in Wales to make their donations to the community in person. This journey begins a surprising partnership between two seemingly alien comunties as they fight for the same cause.PRIDE stars Bill Nighy, Andrew Scott, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West, Joseph Gilgun, Paddy Considine, George MacKay, Ben Schnetzer,Sophie Evans, JESSIE Cave, Freddie Fox, Faye Marsay, Adrian Palmer, Lasco Atkins and Shane Salter.