July 17, 2006

Whisky Galore Remake Scuppered.

By Andrew Barrow In Uncategorized
It appears that the remake of Whisky Galore have been scuppered with the film-makers arguing over anti-Scottish casting, finance and whether the project will go ahead at all. The remake was one of Scotland’s most eagerly anticipated films in years, with top Scottish actors keen for starring roles.


Scotsman

“But while producers blame uncertainty over tax for stalling the project, its Bafta-winning Scottish writer claims the money was already in place. According to Peter McDougall, the film was halted because his fellow film-makers snubbed some of Scotland’s leading actors in favour of a fruitless pursuit of English stars such as Ricky Gervais.”

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