Principal photography has begun in the UK on Robert Carlyle’s feature directorial debut The Legend of Barney Thomson (formerly The Long Midnight Of Barney Thomson). Myriad Pictures handles world sales.

Emma Thompson, Ray Winstone and Carlyle star in the tale adapted from Douglas Lindsay’s novels by Colin McLaren and Richard Cowan about a downtrodden Glaswegian barber who inadvertently stumbles into serial murder.

Brian Pettifer, Tom Courtney, Martin Compston, James Cosmo, Ashley Jensen, Kevin Guthrie and Stephen McCole have joined the cast.

The film is being financed by Westerkirk Capital, Creative Scotland and Telefilm Canada. Pacific Northwest Pictures will distribute the film in Canada, and Icon Film Distribution in the UK.

John G Lenic and Kaleena Kiff of Trinity Works Entertainment produce with Brian Coffey of Sigma Films, Holly Brydson and Cowan.

Myriad chief Kirk D’Amico and Doug Apatow are executive producers.

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