Status: Completed As of February 17, 2015
Completed: Awaiting release by distributor; release date not yet announced.
An account of counterculturalist Richard Neville's misadventures in London at the end of the 1960s. more
Release DateU.S.Hippie Hippie Shake will be released on
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Rating MPAAR for sexual content including strong dialogue, graphic nudity, drug use throughout, and language
The film will use a famous obscenity trial involving the Australian satirical magazine Oz as a metaphor for a journey through the swinging '60s in London. The magazine was transplanted to London, where Neville and his cohorts became the defendants in the longest obscenity trial in English legal history after a sexually explicit issue aroused the ire of the Obscene Publications Squad. The trial ended with the defendants sentenced to hard labor, but an appeal absolved them, with the provision that they stop publishing the magazine. Cillian Murphy will play Neville.
Trivia & Production Notes
- The story will be based on "Hippie Hippie Shake: The Dreams, the Trips, the Trials, the Love-ins, the Screw Ups: The Sixties", a memoir by Richard Neville. Shooting begins this fall (05/25/07).