The Film• Never Let Me Go is a 2010 film staring Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan and Andrew Garfield, directed by Mark Romanek.
Producers• DNA films produce Never Let Me Go.• This production company mainly produces British films such as The History Boys and the Danny Boyle films 28 Days Later and Sunshine.• The film is also a co-production between DNA Films, Film4 and Fox Searchlight Pictures.
Distributors• The film was distributed by 20th Century Fox worldwide, though was also distributed by Warner Bros. in the Netherlands.
The Cast• Keira Knightley – Knightley is perhaps most famous for the Pirates of the Caribbean films she has done, though is also well known for British films such as Atonement and Pride and Prejudice. She has most recently starred in A Dangerous Method, about psychologists Freud and Jung. As an attractive and popular young actress, she naturally makes the film appeal to a wider audience.• Carey Mulligan – Mulligan is a successful British actress who has recently broken through to wide audiences with films like An Education. Most recently, she starred opposite Ryan Gosling in Drive and Michael Fassbender in Shame. Being able to hold her own against actors such as these, she was naturally chosen to provide a strong and powerful lead performance.• Andrew Garfield – Garfield has now broken through to a very wide audience given that he is playing Peter Parker/Spiderman in the new ‘Amazing Spider Man’ film. However, he has also delivered very strong and popular performances in films such as The Social Network and Boy A. Despite not being particularly well known at the time, he is a very talented actor and is highly capable in more challenging films such as this.
Marketing• The poster for Never Let Me Go includes some of its accolades, specifically that it opened the BFI London Film Festival. It also includes a quote from a positive review of it. In this way, the film promises to be of high quality, making it appeal to regular filmgoers.• A trailer for the film can also be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXiRZhDEo8A
Budget• Never Let Me Go had a $15 million budget. This makes it higher than the usual low- medium British film, which explains why it is a co-production between DNA Films, Film4 (both fairly low-key production companies) and Fox Searchlight Pictures, which tends to finance reasonably large films.
Box Office Earnings• Never Let Me Go had a worldwide cinema gross of 9 million dollars, which is in fact lower than its budget.• It took $111,744 in its opening weekend.• It also made an extra 1.8 million dollars in DVD revenue.