Robert Carlyle’s The Legend of Barney Thomson to Open the Edinburgh Film Festival
Robert Carlyle’s film directorial debut, The Legend of Barney Thomson based on Douglas Lindsay’s book The Long Midnight of Barney Thomson will open the Edinburgh Film Festival on June 17th.
Emma Thompson and Ray Winstone will star alongside Carlyle in the Glasgow based thriller.
The film will be released in the U.K. in the late summer.
Barney Thomson — awkward, diffident, Glasgow barber — lives a life of desperate mediocrity. Shunned at work and at home, unable to break out of a twenty-year rut, each dull day blends seamlessly into the next.
However, there is no life so tedious that it cannot be spiced up by inadvertent murder, a deranged psychopath, and a freezer full of neatly packaged meat.
Barney Thomson’s uninteresting life is about to go from 0 to 60 in five seconds, as he enters the grotesque and comically absurd world of the serial killer…