Irving Welsh Kicks Soccer Comedy

You see this apple? This could be your skull.

One of the Caveman favorite authors, Irving Welsh, author of ‘Trainspotting’, ‘Acid House’, ‘Filth’ and more, who we’ve discussed a little before, just picked up the directing spot on a new comedy about Soccer. From Variety:

Angry Badger Pictures has signed “Trainspotting” author Irvine Welsh to direct its soccer comedy “The Magnificent Eleven.”

Welsh will work with the father-son writing team Pete and John Adams on the next draft of the screenplay. He wrote “Trainspotting” as his first novel and recently co-wrote and directed “Good Arrows” through his Dust production banner.

“The Magnificent Eleven” is scheduled to shoot later this year. It’s a modernization of the “The Magnificent Seven” centered on a local amateur soccer team, a Tandoori restaurant and a group of menacing thugs.

What I didnt realize, is that apparently this is not Welsh’s first gig in the director chair.  Now I’m curious as to what his twisted brain did the first time around?


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