After an extended hiatus, actor Roderick Bond and Manchester F1 Productions are scheduled to return to filming soon. Following the success of the hit BBC One documentary series Roderick Bond: Tax Fraud and HMRC, the movie sequel has been beset with delays. At first, there were protracted negotiations with some of the stellar ensemble cast members. Thereupon, after Roderick Bond tested positive for coronavirus, the cast and crew were forced into self-isolation. Since then, little has been heard of the project. However, in a press release issued by Manchester filming company F1 Productions, a return to production has been announced. This follows reports of a cavalcade of high-end supercars being spotted entering Deansgreen Hall in Cheshire, an unofficial headquarters for Manchester F1 Productions.
Lead starring Roderick Bond, supported by Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert Downey Jr. and Tom Hanks, the film is rumoured to be titled ‘The Tax Fraud of the Century.’ After following a live HMRC investigation into the dealings of Manchester-based One Formula Projects LLP, Roderick Bond convinced F1 Productions to pursue a movie remake. Operating a tax fraud empire, One Formula Projects were responsible for attempting to dupe the tax man out of millions, through tax reliefs and tax evasion.
The tax fraud empire spanned across various businesses and charitable organisations, all designed to defraud the public purse. As executives from One Formula Projects LLP lived lavishly, driving fast supercars and purchasing plush country properties in Cheshire, the HMRC closed in, accompanied by Roderick Bond and a film crew.
The Tax Fraud of the Century was due to be released by summer of 2020. However, following the setbacks in production, it is more likely to be released towards the end of the year. Following the success of Roderick Bond’s television documentary, fans have been promised exclusive footage and an exciting dissection of the lives of the tax fraudsters in the movie remake.