Bittersweet comedy will be shot in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Ken Loach will begin principal photography on his new Scotland-set film, The Angels’ Share, on April 25. 

Loach is working with his long-time collaborators writer Paul Laverty and producer Rebecca O’Brien of Sixteen Films.

The film will be shot in Glasgow, Edinburgh and points north.

Like several of Loach’s recent films, The Angels’ Share will be sold internationally by Wild Bunch.

The film is a Sixteen Films, Why Not Productions and Wild Bunch production made with support of the UK Film Council, Les Films du Fleuve, Urania and France 2 Cinema.

Entertainment One will release in the UK and Ireland in 2012.

The cast features Loach regulars John Henshaw (Looking for Eric), William Ruane (The Wind that Shakes the Barley), Gary Maitland (Sweet Sixteen), Roger Allam (Tamara Drewe) and introduces new Scottish talents Paul Brannigan, Siobhan Reilly and Jasmin Riggins.

The film is described as a bittersweet comedy, about a criminal who wants his son to lead a better life, hooking up with his buddies on community service and scheming about a new, legal money-making plan involving malt whisky.

The Angels’ Share marks Loach’s fifth film in Scotland, after works such as Sweet Sixteen and My Name Is Joe.