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Robert Carlyle sets sights on Emma Thompson to star in directorial debut

Robert Carlyle tries his hand behind the camera as well as in front of in "The Long Midnight of Barney Thompson"
Robert Carlyle tries his hand behind the camera as well as in front of in "The Long Midnight of Barney Thompson"
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Robert Carlyle's next movie project will be the black comedy "The Long Midnight of Barney Thomson", reported by Comingsoon.net yesterday, February 1st, 2014. Based on a book by Douglas Lindsey. This time, Carlyle will be both behind and in front of the camera as this is his directorial debut.

As well as directing, he will be playing the hapless scottish barber, Barney Thomson who stumbles upon serial killing to spice up his mundane life.
This won't be the first time Robert Carlyle has weilded a weapon in a movie, he's also had practice playing the psychotic Francis Begbie in "Trainspotting" and the diabolical flesh-eating Wendigo, Col. Ives in "Ravenous".

The film has also signed on Emma Thompson to play Barney's quiz-show obsessed mother, who keeps a rather sharp tongue when it comes to her son. Emma Thompson has just come back from her successful film, “Saving Mr. Banks” where she played the author of “Mary Poppins” working with Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) to get her book on the big screen.

Read more about the filming of "The Long Midnight of Barney Thomson" here and here.

Robert Carlyle is currently still filming the final episodes of Season Three of "Once Upon a Time" as Rumplestiltskin/Mr Gold.
Filming will start shortly this year, but no release date is set.