Release date2007 Initial DVD releaseSeptember 16, 2007 (United Kingdom) CastVinnie Jones (Mike Sullivan), Derek Jacobi (The Tramp / Charles Dickens), Julie Cox (Kate Merrill), Vanessa Redgrave (Roberta Elliot), Jason Flemyng (Don Roberts CEO), P. H. Moriarty (D.I. Willis / Constable Frederick (as P H Moriarty)) Similar moviesCharles Dickens wrote the story for The Riddle and Little Dorrit
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The Riddle is a 2007 film directed by Brendan Foley and starring Vinnie Jones, Derek Jacobi, Julie Cox, Vanessa Redgrave, and Jason Flemyng.
When a woman is murdered following her discovery of an unpublished Charles Dickens manuscript, an unusual trio team up to investigate. The three are Mike (Jones), an ambitious sports reporter determined to make a name for himself, Kate (Cox), a police officer, and an eccentric old man (Jacobi). Together they must track down the mystery and we are taken back to the world of Charles Dickens. Only when they solve the riddle of the manuscript are they able to solve the present day crime, but they must also face opposers: a greedy detective (Moriarty), a publisher (Redgrave), and a ruthless construction company owner (Flemyng).
Vinnie Jones as Mike Sullivan
Derek Jacobi as The Tramp / (19th century) Charles Dickens
Julie Cox as Kate Merril
Vanessa Redgrave as Roberta Elliot
Jason Flemyng as Don Roberts
P. H. Moriarty as D.I. Willis / (19th century) Constable Frederick
Mel Smith as Professor Cranshaw
Vera Day as Sadie Miller
The Riddle shot at Sittingbourne Greyhounds Racing Track and Chislehurst Caves in Bromley.
The film was released as a World Exclusive Premiere promotion, and came free inside the Mail on Sunday, on 16 September 2007. The promotional DVD contains a trailer for Bog Bodies, an upcoming film also directed by Brendan Foley.