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For the new crime comedy “Barney Thomson,” Glasgow native Robert Carlyle sits in the director’s chair for the very first time and takes us home with him. The movie, which stars Carlyle as the titular Thomson, also features Emma Thompson and Ray Winstone.
In what looks to be a riff on “Sweeney Todd,” “Barney Thomson” follows a Glasgow barber who quickly finds himself in the comically grotesque and absurd world of serial killers. Richard Cowan and Colin McLaren wrote the adaptation based on Douglas Lindsay’s “The Barbershop Seven” book series.
The film debuted at the Edinburgh Film Festival last year and won the Best Film prize at the BAFTA Scotland Awards, with Thompson named Best Actress. The comedy finally his U.S. theaters on March 11. Watch the trailer above.