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Succession star Brian Cox to make directorial debut with Glenrothan for Lionsgate

The film, billed as “love letter to Scotland”, will also star the actor.

OTTPlay Team
Nov 16, 2021
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Scottish actor Brian Cox, known for playing ruthless businessman Logan Roy in HBO’s Succession, will soon make his feature directorial debut with a drama Glenrothan. The project is co-produced by Lionsgate and London-based production company Nevision.

The film, billed as “love letter to Scotland”, will also star the actor. This is second time Cox will direct in his career, with his first attempt being an episode of HBO series Oz.

The synopsis as quoted by The Hollywood Reporter states that the film “is the story of two estranged brothers reuniting in the land of their birth. The last time they spoke was on the day of their mothers funeral when, following a violent exchange with their father, the younger of the two left their Highland home for America.”

Glenrothan is created by Scottish actor and writer David Ashton and co-written with screenwriter Jeff Murphy (Hinterland).

Glenrothan is my homage to the elements that make Scotland such an extraordinary country, where vibrancy and majesty of the land is expressed through passion and desire – balanced by the Scot’s deep-rooted humour and grasp of the absurd. I want to make a film, which combines all the elements, to show my own deep love for the homeland,” said Cox in a statement.

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