Scottish star Ewan McGregor, currently winning plaudits for his performance in Angels & Demons, will team up with director David Mackenzie on the forthcoming film, The Last Word.
McGregor and Mackenzie last worked together on Young Adam, which screened in official selection in Cannes.
The Last Word, written by prolific Danish writer Kim Fupz Aakeson, is being sold in Cannes by TrustNordisk. It is being billed as “a story about two people who fall in love just as the world starts falling apart”.
It is a co-production between Sigma Films (Scotland), Zentropa (Denmark) and Amusementpark Films (Germany. It will be produced by Gillian Berrie, Sisse Graum Jorgensen and Malte Grunert. It is supported by Scottish Screen. Shooting is due to start shooting at the end of August in Glasgow.
This is director Mackenzie’s sixth feature film, following Spread, one of the highest selling films at Sundance thisyear; Hallam Foe, the Berlinale Silver Bear winning film with Jamie Bell in the eponymous role; the erotic thriller Asylum for which its star, Natasha Richardson, won the Evening Standard Award for Best Actress; Young Adam, starring Ewan McGregor and Emily Mortimer which won a host of awards including four Scottish BAFTAs; and thriller The Last Great Wilderness.