Pathe UK this week started shooting on Natural History, the debut picture from ex-Renaissance Films chief Stephen Evans' Scorpio Films.

The feature debut of commercials director Shona Auerbach, which is shooting in Glasgow and Greenock, stars Emily Mortimer and Gerard Butler.

The film revolves around a single mother's choice of whether to tell her nine year-old deaf son that they have run away from his father, or find the perfect stranger to pretend to be him. Jack McElhone plays the boy, Frankie.

Scorpio Films' Caroline Wood is producing, with the screenplay by Andrea Gibb.