Emma Thompson is all set to star in Robert Carlyle’s directorial debut of ‘The Long Midnight of Barney Thompson’. She’ll be working alongside co-stars, Ray Winstone, Carlyle and his “Trainspotting” co-star Ewan Bremner, it was announced Friday by Myriad Pictures.
Myriad pictures is handling global sales except for UK and Canada for the Dark Humor thriller and will be introducing it to international buyers in the upcoming European Film Market.
In the movie, Carlyle will be starring as the title character who plays a downtrodden Scottish barber, who is shunned at work and at home. The character he portrays seems to be fed up of his neat and scheduled life going in and out every day. However, there is no life so tedious enough which can’t be spiced a little. Therefore, our barber stumbles upon a serial murder.
Adding insult to injury Barney’s formidable mother (Thompson) emasculates him at every turn. While Barney covers his tracks, a detective (Winstone) fights his own battles within his inept homicide department.
“The Long Midnight of Barney Thomson” is being produced by Vancouve- based John G. Lenic and Kaleena Kiff through their Trinity Works Entertainment banner.
The movie is based on a series of popular novels written by Douglas Lindsay.The film is set for production during the first half of this year.