Based on the international best-selling novel of the same name, THE KID follows the journey of one man fulfilling his dreams against all odds. As heartbreaking as it is inspiring, the film tells the true story of Kevin Lewis, a boy who rose from an abusive childhood to become a best-selling author. Kevin Lewis grew up on a council estate in South London. Beaten and starved by his parents, overlooked by the social services and bullied at school, he was finally offered a chance to escape his nightmare world and was put into care. Despite his best efforts to make things work out, his life spiralled out of control. At the age of 17 he became caught up in the criminal underworld of London, where he was known as The Kid. In spite of the violence he suffered at the hands of his parents, continuous torments at school, and in the face of endless rejection, Kevin succeeded in making a better life for himself.
Rupert Friend, Natascha McElhone, Ioan Gruffudd