Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh is set to direct his first movie.
Irvine Welsh: First time director
The Scottish novelist will step behind the camera for a film about British football
Soul Crew will be a "high energy, violent drama" based on a book about Cardiff City FC's notorious hooligan element.
Welsh, who has also written the script for the film, is due to start shooting later this year.
His best-selling book Trainspotting was turned into a box office hit starring
Ewan McGregor and Jonny Lee Miller.
But this will be the first time that Welsh, author of Filth, Porno and The
Acid House, has gone behind a camera himself.
Meanwhile Trainspotting actor Robert Carlyle is to take title role in period
epic Jamie McGillivray.
Billed as "Braveheart meets Last of the Mohicans", it centres on a renegade
Jacobite soldier who flees the English army after the Battle of Culloden in 1746
and seeks sanctuary in America.