Robert Carlyle’s EFM-bound feature directorial debut The Long Midnight Of Barney Thomson to star Emma Thompson and Ray Winstone.

The darkly comical thriller will also star Ewen Bremner and Carlyle, who will play the title role. 

Richard Cowan and Colin McLaren adapted the screenplay from the novel series by Douglas Lindsay.

The Canada-UK co-production is scheduled to begin shooting in the first half of the year. 

The Long Midnight Of Barney Thomson centres on a downtrodden Scottish barber who inadvertently stumbles into serial murder.

Vancouver-based John G Lenic and Kaleena Kiff produce through their Trinity Works Entertainment label. Myriad chief Kirk D’Amico will serve as executive producer.  

Myriad’s Thomas Loftus negotiated worldwide sales rights with Arthur Evrensel and Lenic on behalf of the filmmakers.