Asa Butterfield has officially started working on his new movie, BBC co-financed British comedy-drama X Plus Y.
His attachment to the project was already reported back in March, but so far we were unable to tell if the movie was a go and when it was going to begin production. The project isn’t even listed on IMDB yet! So now, that filming is underway, let us give you a few stats:
Title: X plus Y
Synopsis: “Teenage maths prodigy Nathan struggles with people, not least his mother, Julie, but finds comfort in numbers. Mentored by unconventional and anarchic teacher Mr Humphreys, Nathan’s talents win him a place representing GB at the International Mathematics Olympiad. When the team go to train in Taiwan, headed up by squad leader Richard, Nathan is faced with unexpected challenges – not least his new and unfamiliar feelings for his Chinese counterpart, the beautiful Zhang Mei.
From suburban England to bustling Taipei and back again, this original and heartwarming film tracks the funny, complex relationship Nathan has with his mentor who ends up learning more from Nathan than he could ever teach him. Ultimately this is Nathan’s journey to embrace the irrational nature of love.” (Female First)
Asa Butterfield – Nathan
Sally Hawkins – Julie, Nathan’s mom
Rafe Spall – Mr. Humphries
Eddie Marsan – Richard
Jo Yang – Zhang Mei
Filming Locations: Sheffield, Cambridge, Taiwan
Read more about the movie at Female First, Screen Daily, and the Global Herald.
Source: Female First
Photos via Asa Butterfield’s Instagram