Jodie Comer's bizarre Cheryl link as 28 Years Later film expected to be set in Newcastle

Comer is studying Cheryl's accent as part of the preperation for her new role. Photos by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images (left) and Kate Green/Getty Images (right)Comer is studying Cheryl's accent as part of the preperation for her new role. Photos by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images (left) and Kate Green/Getty Images (right)
Comer is studying Cheryl's accent as part of the preperation for her new role. Photos by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images (left) and Kate Green/Getty Images (right) | Photos by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images (left) and Kate Green/Getty Images (right)
The actor is using clips of the North Tyneside local to prepare for her new role.

After years of rumours among the film world, more information has been confirmed 28 Years Later, the third iteration in the famous zombie franchise, and there is set to be a North East link for the upcoming film.

A new interview with Elle magazine has confirmed Jodie Comer is set to play a character from the North East, teasing parts of the new film which may be set in and around Newcastle.

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Part of the piece reads: “Our time is ending; Comer needs to pack. This afternoon, she’ll head to Newcastle to begin rehearsals for her latest role in the film 28 Years Later, Danny Boyle’s third instalment in his zombie-horror trilogy, alongside Ralph Fiennes and Aaron Taylor-Johnson.

“The part means she’ll get to add another accent to her repertoire: Geordie.”

And a certain well known North East celebrity is key to helping the star build her skills with the required accent.

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The Elle article continues: “She has been watching clips of Cheryl on The X Factor with her dialect coach to prepare.

‘I’m excited to get the first day done,’ she says. ‘Danny just seems like such a confident, intuitive and intelligent director. The original was so loved, so I’m trying not to think of that too hard. I’m not putting too much expectation on myself.’”

The third edition in the franchise will be directed by Danny Boyle, much like the first two films which were released in 2002 and 2007 respectively.

Comer is originally from Liverpool and has previously had roles in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Vera, Morissey biopic England is Mine and much more across TV and film.

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