IDENTICAL twins Jack and Boris Thompson-Roylance, from Somerset, have produced a new 'mockumentary' style film which will be shown in UK cinemas later this month.

Swede Caroline, produced by the duo from Glastonbury, delves into the realm of competitive large vegetable growing, and is coming to UK cinemas from Friday, April 19.

A star-studded cast of some of comedy's finest feature in the new film, including Jo Hartley (After Life), Richard Lumsden (Sense and Sensibility), Celyn Jones (The Almond and the Seahorse), Aisling Bea (This Way Up), Fay Ripley (Cold Feet), Alice Lowe (Sightseers), Ray Fearon (Beauty and the Beast) and Steve Brody (The Office).

The film follows the protagonist, Caroline, on a journey to Shepton Mallet.

A spokesperson said: "In the British mockumentary, the competitive giant vegetable-growing world is rocked by scandal when up-and-coming prospect Caroline (Jo Hartley) has her prized marrow plants stolen.

"With her life turned upside down and desperate for answers, she turns to two private detectives (Aisling Bea and Ray Fearon), who are then dramatically kidnapped.

"Are the events linked? No, of course not.

"But Caroline thinks they are and the hunt for her missing marrows takes her way beyond the allotments, plunging her into a national corruption scandal that goes all the way to the top."

Commenting on the release, director and producer Finn Bruce said: "Swede Caroline is the epitome of independent filmmaking here in the UK, to be able to release this film theatrically through a self-distribution strategy is a true celebration of the British film industry.

"It’s so exciting to have amazing partners like Sky Cinema and Picnik Entertainment supporting this feel-good film.

"It’s especially encouraging as it’s a film with such heart and a wonderful working-class female lead, instead of more superheroes and explosions!”
Jo Hartley added: "Movies can be a release, they stimulate us, feed our imagination, help us to escape reality and allow us to dream.

"They invite us to feel part of something, but it’s the memorable characters that remain within our hearts long after we’ve forgotten the story.

"That's how I feel about Caroline, she appeals to the everyman, she’s brave, unconventional, messy, down to earth and has a huge heart, she’s real.

"Caroline’s journey is universal - it's one we can all relate to. She fights for her friends, never gives up on her mission and is searching for the truth.

"There’s nothing better than seeing the underdog hero, win out!”