West Lothian-born director Michael Caton-Jones spent 20 years trying to make Our Ladies, the adaptation of Alan Warner’s hit Scottish novel The Sopranos.
But the filmmaker, whose previous credits include Rob Roy, Scandal, This Boy’s Life and Memphis Belle and will have to wait until September at the earliest before it finally arrives in cinemas, assuming social distancing restrictions are lifted by then.
The Sony Pictures movie, which has already been premiered at the London and Glasgow film festivals, was shot in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Fort William in the autumn and winter of 2018 and was due for release this month.
The film, which is billed as a “raucous tale of love, life and true friendship,” has won rave reviews from critics.
The main characters whose exploits are explored in the film are all played by six largely-unknown actresses – Marli Siu, Sally Messham, Rona Morison, Tallulah Greive, Abigail Lawrie and Eve Austin.
The film also features a cameo from Baywatch star David Hasselhoff.Edinburgh locations include Rose Street, Victoria Street, the Grassmarket and Charlotte Square all get a starring role in Our Ladies. The CodeBase tech incubator on Castle Terrace doubles as a police station.
A spokeswoman for Sony Pictures said: “The UK release of Our Ladies has moved to 11th September 2020. We appreciate your understanding and support and look forward to sharing this film with audiences in the autumn.”
It was announced last month that F9, the new Fast & Furious blockbuster, which was partly shot in Edinburgh last year and was due to be released in May, has been rescheduled till April 2021.
A message from the Editor:
Thank you for reading this story on our website.
While I have your attention, I also have an important request to make of you.
With the coronavirus lockdown having a major impact on many of our advertisers - and consequently the revenue we receive - we are more reliant than ever on you taking out a digital subscription.
Subscribe to scotsman.com and enjoy unlimited access to Scottish news and information online and on our app.
With a digital subscription, you can read more than 5 articles, see fewer ads, enjoy faster load times, and get access to exclusive newsletters and content.
Visit www.scotsman.com/subscriptions now to sign up.
Our journalism costs money and we rely on advertising, print and digital revenues to help to support them.
By supporting us, we are able to support you in providing trusted, fact-checked content for this website.