Based on Kazuo Ishiguro’s best-selling bestseller, NEVER LET ME GO is a remarkable story of love, loss and hidden truths. In the novel, he asks the fundamental question: What makes us human? Now, director Mark Romanek (ONE HOUR PHOTO), screenwriter Alex Garland (28 DAYS LATER, SUNSHINE) and DNA Films bring Ishiguro’s troubled and moving story to the screen.
Kathy (Carey Mulligan, Academy Award-winning Academy Award winner An Education), Tommy (Andrew Garfield, Boy A, Red Riding) and Ruth (Keira Knightley, Oscar nominee, Pride & Prejudice, Atonement) Hailsham, a seemingly idyllic British boarding school where they discover a dark and obsessive secret about their future. As they leave the school shelter behind and inexorably approach the devastating fate that awaits them as adults, they have to cope with the deep feelings of love, jealousy, and betrayal that threaten to separate them.
Fox Searchlight Pictures, DNA Films, and Film4 presents NEVER LET ME GO, directed by Mark Romanek after a screenplay by Alex Garland based on a novel by Kazuo Ishiguro. The film also features Isobel Meikle-Small, Ella Purnell, Charlie Rowe, Charlotte Rampling, Sally Hawkins, Nathalie Richard, Andrea Riseborough and Domhnall Gleeson. Producers are Andrew Macdonald and Allon Reich for DNA Films; executive producers are Alex Garland, Kazuo Ishiguro and Tessa Ross; co-producer is Richard Hewitt; and the associated producer is Joanne Smith.
The creative team also includes Adam Kimmel ASC (LARS AND THE REAL GIRL), artistic director Mark Digby (SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE), Barney Pilling (AN EDUCATION), Rachel Portman (EMMA), Randall Poster FANTASTIC MR FOX) and George Drakoulias (MARGO AT THE WEDDING); and costume designers Rachael Fleming (TRAINSPOTTING) and Steven Noble (THE BEACH).