In the tradition of their hit romantic comedies Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill and Bridget Jones's Diary, Working Title Film's Wimbledon is a sweet and funny tale of romance across the net. Peter Colt (Bettany) is an unlucky guy, scoring "love" both professionally and personally. Seeded near the bottom of the world tennis ranks, he manages to score a wild card, allowing him to play in the prestigious Wimbledon tournament. There, he meets and falls in love with American tennis star Lizzie Bradbury (Dunst). Fueled by a mixture of his newfound luck, love and on-court prowess, Peter works his way up the ranks of the tournament players and actually stands a chance of fulfilling his lifelong dream of winning the men's singles title--if his luck can just hold out.
With Australian Wimbledon champion Pat Cash serving as tennis advisor on the film, Wimbledon was granted unprecedented access by The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club (AELTCC) to film during this year's championships, one of the sports world's most prestigious and watched events.
Filming locations include Wimbledon, Shepperton Studios and London, with Sam Neill, Jon Favreau, Bernard Hill, Eleanor Bron, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Austin Nichols also in the cast.
Wimbledon is directed by Richard Loncraine (Richard III) and produced by Working Titles' Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, and Mary Richards, and executive-produced by Liza Chasin, Debra Hayward and David Livingstone. The film is written by Jennifer Flackett & Mark Levin and Adam Brooks (French Kiss).