The Grind is a 2012 crime drama film written and directed by Rishi Opel, and starring Jamie Foreman, Freddie Connor, Gordon Alexander, Zoe Tapper, Danny John-Jules and Kellie Shirley. It is a re imaging of the film Baseline.
The film tells the story of Vince, a nightclub manager of The Grind in Hackney, East London. Vince, having fought his way to a decent living and respectable lifestyle, is determined to settle down and take life easier. Bobby, Vince's best friend from school, is released from prison and their friendship soon falls apart. Bobby's addiction to cocaine and gambling spirals out of control and he now owes a huge amount of money to Vince's boss, Dave, owner of The Grind and an East End loan shark. Vince's life takes a dramatic turn for the worse.
The Grind features a cast including Jamie Foreman (Layer Cake, Nil By Mouth, Oliver Twist, Doctor Who, Eastenders), Danny John-Jules (Death in Paradise, Red Dwarf, Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels), Zoe Tapper (Survivors, Desperate Romantics) and Kellie Shirley (Eastenders, The Office). Also appearing in cameo roles are Dynamo (the street magician whose latest series ‘Dynamo: Magician Impossible’ on Watch has been a huge success) and Sway (MOBO award-winning British grime artist).
Jamie Foreman as Dave ForemanDanny John-Jules as PhilZoe Tapper as NancyGordon Alexander as Bobby AlexanderFreddie Connor as VinceKellie Shirley as JoJoseph Morgan as PaulJonathan Hansler as ComedianBarber Ali as Big GuyDuncan Clyde as Tony DixySway DaSafo as Dave's EnforcerSheraiah Larcher as BassySteve Frayne (Dynamo) as Street Hustler