Emma Thompson, Ray Winstone Topline Robert Carlyle's Movie Directorial Debut

3:46 PM PST 06/10/2014 by Etan Vlessing

The cameras on rolling on "The Legend of Barney Thompson," a Canada-UK co-production that also stars Tom Courtney, Brian Pettifer and Martin Compston.

BANFF, ALBERTA - The cameras are rolling on Robert Carlyle’s The Legend of Barney Thomson, the actor's directorial feature debut that stars Emma Thompson and Ray Winstone.

Carlyle also plays the title character of a Glaswegian barber who stumbles into serial murder in the Canada-UK co-production currently shooting in and around Glasgow, Scotland.

The film is financed by Westerkirk Capital, Creative Scotland and Telefilm Canada, and also stars Brian Pettifer, Tom Courtney, Martin Compston, James Cosmo, Ashley Jensen, Kevin Guthrie and Stephen McCole (Rushmore, The Acid House).

Pacific Northwest Pictures has picked up the Canadian rights to the film, and Myriad Pictures is handling worldwide sales.

Icon Film Distribution will distribute in the UK.

The Legend of Barney Thomson is based on Douglas Lindsay’s novel Long Midnight of Barney Thomson, and was adapted as a movie by Colin McLaren (Donkeys) and Richard Cowan.

The film is produced by John G. Lenic, Kaleena Kiff and Brian Coffey.

Holly Brydson and Cowan are also producers on the film, with Kirk D’Amico serving as executive producer.

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