After losing everything, a desperate ex-con poses as a woman during Royal Ascot's ‘Ladies Day’ in an attempt to rob a crooked bookie and win back his family.
When unrefined ex-con Jack Piper is released from prison, he is intent on winning back the affections of his ex-wife and daughter.
When the opportunity arises to rob a corrupt bookmaker at Royal Ascot's 'Ladies Day' event, it proves impossible to refuse. However, Jack's world is turned upside down when he realises that he and his crew must transform into women in order to pull off the perfect heist; and by committing to the transformation, he receives life-changing insight into the female psyche along the way.
Casting by T-YPO TALENT
TALENT IN NEGOTIATION.
TO BE CONFIRMED AUGUST 2021
as JACK PIPER
as ANNABEL LAKE
as OSCAR LAKE
as HAIRPIN TONY
as DANIEL PIPER
as MILLIE PIPER
as RACHEL PIPER
as SAM FINLAY
as 'THE OX'
as RUBY BLOOM
Freshly released from a nine year prison stretch for robbery, 'Hardman' Jack Piper is faced with a world unfamiliar to him. His wife has moved on with her new lover and his estranged daughter barely wants to know him. Upon realising he is now alone and pretty much unwelcome anywhere Jack heads for the only person willing to offer shelter, his younger brother Daniel- a well groomed and responsible livery stable manager. Repelled by his brother's intrusion into his ordered life, Dan sets about attempting to fix his brother and, upon realising he's actually trying to turn his life around, secures him a job at the stables.
Jack soon discovers that his brother has a hidden secret and is having a sorded affair with the millionairre owner's beautiful wife, Annabel Lake. This is made all the more daring by the fact that 'Sir' Oscar Lake is a ferociously corrupt man with a penchant for violence and criminality.
By daring to step into this unfamiliar world of lavish wealth and optimism 'fish out of water' Jack's intrusion into Daniel's world sets off a chain of events that will change their lives for ever.
The story twists as a careless instance of sibling 'one-upmanship' causes Dan to be discovered in an intimate moment with Annabel. Jack and Daniel are sacked and as Jack licks his emotional wounds back at his brother's apartment Dan is viciously set upon by Oscar's minders. Jack turns to the only person he feels he can, his ex-wife- who shoots him down with a harsh reminder that everything he touches turns to shit!
As Jack absorbs this reality Annabel bursts into the apartment dragging his unconscious, badly beaten, brother. Jack reverts to type and it takes all the persuasion possible to deter him from returning the violence and being forced back to prison. It takes an incredible proposition from Annabel for Jack to calm and listen to the voice of reason. It is decided that they will rob 'Sir' Oscar at his big annual payday at Royal Ascot's Ladies Day event!
We are now propelled into the heart of the story, where we are introduced to Ruby, Annabel's 'sister', a remarkable transgender boutique owner whose enlightenment leads to the most daring robbery known to man or beast. Jack is reunited with his hapless criminal gang and introduced to an amazing young prosthetic makeup wizard who will provide the perfect cover for them.
The plan is shaping up nicely and there's now also a glimmer of hope for a reunion with his wife and daughter... But then Jack's world is turned upside down when he realizes that he and his crew must transform into women in order to pull off the perfect heist; but by committing to these humiliating changes he receives life changing insight into the female psyche along the way.
With dastardly double crossing, hilarious plotting, cringeworthy humiliation and a little bit of good old fashioned fistycuffs Ladies Day proves one vital point...
Robbery’s a breeze. Doing it in heels... now that’s the tricky bit!
THE BEATING HEART OF 'LADIES DAY'
'LADIES DAY' is a 'Golden Fleece' comedy feature film to be shot in South East Essex in Autumn 2022. Estimated production budget: £250,000.
Ladies Day follows the exploits of Jack Piper - a tough man's man with little compassion or finesse. Freshly released from prison, he soon realises the world has moved on without him. His ex wife has remarried a rich middle aged 'safe bet' and his teenage daughter barely knows him. Wracked with guilt about his wasted years and tormented by his inability to prove himself a changed man, Jack foolishly decides to commit to one last job in order to raise the equity he feels he needs to win back his family.
Guided on his journey by companions who have all the qualities and faults that he must learn and acknowledge in order to become whole, Jack must forge a greater understanding of human nature in order to become a better man.
But in order to become a better man, Jack must first become the perfect woman!
Ladies Day takes inspiration from 'Oceans Eleven', 'Tootsie', 'The Bank Job' and 'Mrs Doubtfire' to create a typical heist movie whilst flipping the stereotypes on their heads and offering a nourishing insight into compassion, tolerance and understanding along the way.
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ESTIMATED BUDGET: £250,000. Scheduled for Autumn 2022.
A DB Morgan screenplay. Produced by DB Morgan. Directed by Gregg Masuak. Cinematography by Henry Keep (TBC). EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: David Brady, Peter Mahoney.
Shooting on location at GHF livery stables & Benson Stud in Colchester, Essex and Chelmsford City Racecourse. Royal Ascot footage via archived stock.
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