Brighton Rock is a 2010 British film based on the novel of the same name by Graham Greene. Rowan Joffe wrote the screenplay and directed the film, which stars Sam Riley, Andrea Riseborough, Andy Serkis, John Hurt, and Helen Mirren.
The novel was previously made into a film in 1947 by the Boulting brothers under the same title. Although the novel and original film are both set in the 1930s, the 21st century adaptation takes place in Brighton and is set during the Mods and Rockers era of the 1960s.
Riley plays "Pinkie", the role originally played by Richard Attenborough. It was largely filmed in the nearby town of Eastbourne, with Eastbourne Pier standing in for Brighton Pier, and at Beachy Head. Some scenes were shot at Hedsor House in Buckinghamshire and in Brighton itself.
Pinkie Brown, the sociopathic leader of a Brighton gang, murders a gambler who owes him money. He then tells Rose, a young waitress with whom he is infatuated, about the crime in a fit of passion, and hastily...