SUNSHINE on Leith, the hit musical based on Proclaimers’ songs, is to be turned into a film with David Tennant and Billy Connolly tipped for key roles.
A huge song and dance routine will be filmed on Calton Hill this autumn, with as many as 1000 extras taking part.
Former Dr Who star Tennant has already expressed his interest in the role, and it is understood producers are keen to draft in Annie Lennox and the “Big Yin”. Tennant is a huge fan of the band, highlighting them in an appearance on Desert Island Discs.
The musical follows the fortunes of two Scottish squaddies returning to Leith from Afghanistan.
The film is being made by husband and wife team Arabella Page Croft and Kieran Parker of Black Camel Pictures, who previously made a trilogy of Nazi zombie films. rs Croft said: “We want it to be one of those high quality British films that people come out to see because it makes them feel good about being Scottish or British.”