Screwed is a semi-biographical story based on the experiences of former prison guard Ronnie Thompson who spent seven years working in some of the UK’s most dangerous prisons. Based on Thompson’s book of the same name, the project stars James D’Arcy (Master & Commander), Noel Clarke (Kidulthood), Frank Harper (The Football Factory), Jamie Foreman (Layer Cake), Andrew Shim (This Is England) and Kate Magowan (Stardust). The story revolves around former soldier Sam Norwood who takes a job as a prison officer when he returns from Iraq and becomes exposed to the underworld of prison culture – including corrupt guards and drug trafficking.
When it comes to British Movies Noel Clarke must be one of the busiest actor on the scene alongside fellow Brit Idris Elba (yes he is British, not American), appearing as Billie Piper’s boyfriend in Doctor Who series, Kidadulthood, Centurion, Doghouse, Heartless, Sex Drugs & Rock N Roll (Ian Dury biopic), Adulthood, 4,3,2,1 (the last two he directed as well). So it was no surprise he was going to appear in this one, best thing to do keep the ball rolling whilst you can!
If your not British and may think ‘Screwed’ is a rude word it is but it is also a slang term for being in trouble.