Succession star Brian Cox is set to lead cast in and make his movie directorial debut on a feature described as a “love letter” to his native Scotland.
The Emmy and Golden Globe winner will return to themes that have proved so potent in HBO hit Succession. Set against the backdrop of a thriving distillery town in the Scottish Highlands, Glenrothan, the film will tell the story of two estranged brothers reuniting in the land of their birth. The last time they spoke was on the day of their mother’s funeral when, following a violent exchange with their father, the younger of the two left their Highland home for America. Forty years later the brothers finally re-unite, back on Scottish soil and in the village that houses the family business – the Glenrothan Distillery.
Created by Scottish actor and writer David Ashton (McLevy) and co-written with award-winning screenwriter Jeff Murphy (Hinterland), the project is in development with Lionsgate and Nevision.
Lionsgate UK’s Head of Development & Acquisitions, Emma Berkofsky is developing the film with Nevision’s Creative Director, Scripted Neil Zeiger who will also produce. Nevision’s James Cabourne will be executive producer.
More to come…