Set in 1952, as England prepares for the Coronation, The Scapegoat tells the provocative story of two very different men who have one thing in common - a face.
Emmy® award winner Matthew Rhys (The Americans) BAFTA® winner Sheridan Smith (Mrs Biggs) and BAFTA® winner Eileen Atkins (Cranford) star in an adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s The Scapegoat; a debut production from Island Pictures.
John Standing meets his doppelgänger Johnny Spence and, after a drunken night, they swap lives. Standing is suddenly responsible for a beautiful young wife, two mistresses, a drug abusing mother, a precocious daughter, a crumbling stately home and a bankrupt business. Although he initially tries to escape, John finds himself irresistibly drawn into Johnny’s world with fatal consequences.
The Scapegoat is a morally complex, darkly comic and suspenseful movie featuring compelling performances from the film’s ensemble cast.
“It’s done so artfully and entertainingly.”
“A fascinating exploration of the dark side of the self.”