Jamie Sives, who is Wilbur in Lone Scherfig's Wilbur Wants To Kill Himself, and Kevin McKidd are joining Dougray Scott in the cast of Myriad Pictures' The Bum's Rush, a black comedy set in Scotland.

The film will be produced by Anne Batz of Hero Films, the UK production outfit which teams Batz, director Mike Barker (To Kill A King) and actor Scott. It is the directorial debut of Stewart Svaasand who also wrote the script, and marks the first of a two-picture deal between Myriad and Hero.

Set in Scotland, the film follows three friends whose lives are changed forever when they accidentally strike gold. The discovery triggers a series of absurd and desperate events made worse when details of their moneymaking scheme reaches the ears of the local gangster.

Iain Robertson and Neve McIntosh also star in the film which was brought into Myriad by Samantha Horley, senior vice president of international distribution.