Magazine article Screen International

David Tennant, Elisabeth Moss Check into R.D. Laing Biopic

Magazine article Screen International

David Tennant, Elisabeth Moss Check into R.D. Laing Biopic

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Doctor Who and Broadchurch star David Tennant and Mad Men's Elisabeth Moss are to star in a biopic of renowned Scottish psychiatrist R.D.Laing.

Metanoia, a UK/Germany co-production will chart the story of Laing and his unique community at Kingsley Hall, East London, during the 1960's.

London-based Gizmo Films produces in collaboration with MMC studios in Germany (Only Lovers LeftAlive, Rush) and Bad Penny Productions, the production company led by Phin Glynn (The Unbeatables). Peter Dunphy is among executive producers.

It marks the fourth feature for Gizmo Films writer and director, Robert Mullan, who is also the author of three books about Laing.

Shooting will take place in the first quarter of 2016 at MMC's studios in Cologne and on location in London.

Tennant, who is currently in production on the Marvel and Netflix collaboration of Jessica Jones during his hiatus from Broadchurch, said: "I have long been fascinated by the life and work of RD Laing.

"This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate and discover this important man and I am honoured and thrilled to be involved in telling this story.

"Robert Mullan's passion for the subject is inspiring and the presence of the brilliant Elisabeth Moss makes this something I cannot wait to start work on. …

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