Dion, fresh out of prison and in debt to the mob, is inspired to open his dream restaurant with his childhood friend Tommy. A rockstar chef, Dion plays a central role in both Tommy and TJ’s life, all the while trying to escape his own inner demons and stay the course in his quest to be the best chef in New York.
Jim Sturgess recently completed filming on Stephen Poliakoff’s Close to the Enemy a six part serial for BBC TV. He plays the lead character of Callum. Other cast includes Alfred Molina, Freddie Highmore, Angela Bassett and Lindsay Duncan.
His most recent film is Dean Devlin’s Geostorm opposite Ed Harris, Abbie Cornish and Gerard Butler. The story centers on a stubborn but charming satellite designer (Butler) who, when the world's climate-controlling satellites malfunction, has to work together with his estranged brother (Sturgess) to save the world from a man-made storm of epic proportions. The film will be released by Warner Bros. in January 2017.
In 2012, he starred in Cloud Atlas opposite Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant and Susan Sarandon. Based on David Mitchell’s novel of the same name, the film explores how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future. Tom Twyker, Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachoswki directed and produced the film, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and was released by Warner Bros.
Other recent credits include Daniel Alfredson’s Kidnapping Freddy Heineken opposite Anthony Hopkins and Sam Worthington and London Fields opposite Amber Heard, Billy Bob Thornton and Theo James; Brad Anderson’s Stonehearst Asylum opposite Kate Beckinsale, Sir Ben Kingsley and Sir Michael Caine; Giuseppe Tornatore’s The Best Offer opposite Geoffrey Rush; Electric Slide opposite Patricia Arquette; Ashes opposite Ray Winstone; Upside Down opposite Kirsten Dunst; Lone Scherfig’s One Day opposite Anne Hathaway; Zack Snyder’s Legends of the Guardian: The Owls of Ga’Hoole; Philip Ridley’s critically acclaimed UK release Heartless and Peter Weir's fact-based The Way Back, starring opposite Colin Farrell and Ed Harris.
Sturgess was previously seen in Kari Skogland's award-winning independent film Fifty Dead Men Walking, starring opposite Sir Ben Kingsley in the drama based on Martin McGartland's shocking real life as an undercover spy who infiltrated the IRA. The film premiered at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival and Sturgess was nominated for the 2009 Vancouver Film Critics (VFC) Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Canadian Film.
He also starred in Robert Luketic's 2008 box office hit 21, alongside Kate Bosworth and Kevin Spacey; The Other Boleyn Girl opposite Natalie Portman and Julie Taymor’s critically acclaimed film Across the Universe opposite Evan Rachel Wood.
Sturgess was nominated as the Best Newcomer by the Empire Film Awards in 2009.