EXCLUSIVE: John Hannah and Martin Compston star.

Genesis Film Sales is in Cannes with The Wee Man, a new crime thriller that has a market screening today.

The film is based on the true story of Glaswegian gangster Paul Ferris.

John Hannah (Four Weddings and a Funeral) and Martin Compston [pictured] (The Disappearance of Alice Creed) lead the cast, which also includes Rita Tushingham, Stephen McCole, Patrick Bergin, Clare Grogan and Dennis Lawson.

Ray Burdis (The Krays) directs.

Ferris described as ‘the most feared man in Glasgow,’ was brought up in the 1960s on the notorious Black Hill estate before turning to a life of crime.

Ian Hall, CEO of Genesis, said: “We are very proud of our Cannes slate this year, and we expect this to be our strongest market to date. We are especially excited to be premiering The Wee Man which tells a great, gritty British story with fantastic performances.”

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