Director David Mackenzie's next film will be Hallam Foe, a £4madaptation of the Peter Jinks novel, to star Jamie Bell.

Mackenzie's breakthrough film Young Adam screened in Un CertainRegard two years ago and he was back in Cannes this week seeking finance for HallamFoe,which is scheduled to shoot in Scotland this summer.

Bell will playthe title character, a voyeuristic teenager who becomes convinced that hisstepmother is responsible for his mother's suicide.

Mackenzie's last feature Asylum, based on the PatrickMcGrath novel screened in competition at Berlin in February.