Usually found causing criminal trouble in the likes of Sherlock and SPECTRE (2015), Andrew Scott is switching to the other side of the law for a new crime thriller called Steel Country. News arrives via Screen International that he will star alongside Branagh Waugh (The Fall) and Denise Gough (Jimmy's Hall).
With a script by Brendan Higgins, the new thriller sees Scott as a small town truck driver who decides to investigate the murder of a young boy. The child was found dead in a sleepy part of Western Pennsylvania, and the further that our man digs into the case, the deeper his obsession grows and the more harrowing the consequences become.
Simon Fellows (Malice In Wonderland) is aboard to call the shots and cameras are currently rolling in Georgia. "We're absolutely delighted to be able to announce this brilliant cast boarding Steel Country," producer Gareth Ellis-Unwin (The King's Speech) tells Screen International. "It's a whip smart script, that I am sure in Simon's capable hands will deliver a fantastic contemporary film with a classic sheen. It's the quality of script I've always dreamt of finding."
Scott is currently on screens in Philippa Lowthorpe (Beau Brummell: This Charming Man) Swallows And Amazons and will be seen in Denial, which arrives on 3 February next year. Waugh has a voice performance in Kickstarter backed drama Axis, which was directed by Aisha Tyler (Hipsterverse), while Gough is set to appear in Idris Elba (Beasts Of No Nation) produced drama Guerilla.