AN independent movie is set to finally be relaunched this summer after the coronavirus pandemic hampered is promotional run.

Lucas and Albert, a comedy gangster film set against the backdrop of Tendring, was premiered at a red-carpet event at Clacton’s Century Cinema in September 2019.

The feature, written by Anthony Longhurst, from Thorpe-le-Soken, and Robert Putt, follows two ageing hitmen who are forced into doing one final job.

Its release and subsequent promotion was disrupted following the outbreak of Covid-19, so plans were announced to re-release it in January.

Following the implementation of the third national lockdown, however, the plug was once again pulled on the cinematic event and award-nominated flick.

In line with the gradual easing of restrictions, Mr Longhurst has now revealed a special relaunch screening is due to take place on June 17 at the Princes Theatre.

Tickets cost £6 and can be purchased now by visiting or calling the box office on 01255 686633.