LONDON — Scott Free is producing comedy “Mindhorn,” which is penned by “The Mighty Boosh” co-creator Julian Barratt and Simon Farnaby, also an alum of the cult British laffer.
Pic centers on former secret agent Bruce Mindhorn, whose eye has been replaced by an optical lie detector. He manages to escape and finds work on the Isle of Man as a sleuth. Acclaimed theater director Sean Foley (“The Play What I Wrote”) makes his feature debut on the pic.
Producers are Jack Arbuthnott and Laura Hastings-Smith. BBC Films developed the project and will co-finance with the Isle of Man and Pinewood Pictures, the BFI Film Fund and Studiocanal, which will release the film in the U.K. and Ireland. Protagonist Pictures is handling international sales.
The news first appeared on Variety‘s sister title Deadline.