added: Fri, Dec 14th '12
In the late 70s, a 19-year-old kid named Paul Ferris became a simple debt collector for the Scottish mob. By the time he turned 21, he earned the reputation as one of Glasgow's most feared gangsters. Ferris recently wrote his life story in a book called "The Ferris Conspiracy." It inspired writer-director Ray Burdis (producer of the cult crime hit "The Krays") to come up with a new gangster thriller "The Wee Man," starring Scottish up-and-comer Martin Compston as the real-life notorious criminal, and John Hannah (Spartacus, The Mummy) as Ferris' one-time rival. The movie will open in the UK on January 18th, in the meantime you can watch the trailer, posted above.
Director Ray Burdis sets his sights on the true story of Paul Ferris in "The Wee Man." Brought up in the notorious Black Hill area of Glasgow, Ferris (Martin Compston) is the son of hardworking parents but soon ascends the rungs of power within the city's criminal underworld. The film dramatizes Ferris' conflicts with both the police and rival gangsters, including arch-enemy Tam "The Licensee" McGraw (John Hannah). Patrick Bergin, Denis Lawson and "Gregory's Girl" sweetheart Clare Grogan round out the excellent cast in this gritty tale of power and gangland violence.
directed by Ray Burdis
starring Martin Compston, John Hannah, Patrick Bergin, Stephen McCole, Laura McMonagle, Denis Lawson, Rita Tushingham, Clare Grogan
release date January 18, 2013 (UK)