Richard Jobson has started shooting chase thriller New Town Killers in Edinburgh.

Dougray Scott, Alastair Mackenzie, James Pearson and Charles Mnene lead the cast.

Jobson also wrote the story, which follows two disenchanted bankers who try to play manhunt with society's marginal figures.

Luc Roeg of London-based Independent is producing with Jobson.

Backers are Independent (also handling international sales), Str8jacket Creations, Scottish Screen and the Screen East Content Investment Fund in association with LipSync and the Glasgow Film Office.

Executive producers are Independent's Michael Robinson and Andrew Orr, Str8jacket's Paul Martin, Scottish Screen's Carole Sheridan and Screen East's Sheryl Crown.

Jobson's previous films include 16 Years Of Alcohol, The Purifiers and A Woman In Winter.

Luc Roeg said: 'I am thrilled to be working with Richard on this exciting new project; we have a great script, a fantastic cast and an excellent crew. This is particularly exciting for the company as it represents the first of our current slate to go before the cameras as a 'developed, produced, co financed and sold by Independent' package.'

The company will have a promo reel ready for Cannes.