Dexter Fletcher surprised many with how good his first film as a director, Wild Bill, was. It certainly ensured that many have been keen to hear what he’d do next, and now Variety has brought us that info, as he’s set to helm Sunshine On Leith, and it appears it’ll be a musical.
In fact plans are so far advanced that he’s already started shooting, with Peter Mullan and Jane Horrocks set to star. There’s not too much info on the plot, although Proclaimers fans may now it’s the name of their 1988 album that included the hit ‘I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)’. That’s not a coincidence, as Stephen Greenhorn is adpating the film from his own musical, which has the music of the Scottish brothers threaded through it.
George McKay, Kevin Guthrie, Antonia Thomas and Freya Mavor will also star, with filming taking place over the next six weeks.