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CANNES — Alan Cumming, who won a Tony award for his performance in Broadway’s “Cabaret” and is featured in “Titus,” is set to star in the Scottish movie “Younger Than Springtime.”

The pic is based on the true of story of 31-year-old Brian MacKinnon, who returned to high school pretending to be 18-year-old Brandon Lee in order to qualify for medical school. He was unmasked after gaining admission.

It’s being produced by Peter Broughan’s Bronco Films (“Rob Roy”) and will be directed by first-timer Stephen Whitaker. The screenplay is by Declan Hughes.

The $4 million project is being financed by Overseas Film Group, Bonaparte, Kinowelt, the Isle of Man Film Commission, the Glasgow Film Fund and Scottish lotto coin.

Broughan is also developing “Flying Scotsman,” another true story about the Scottish cyclist Graham Obree, an unemployed man who built a bike out of washing machine parts and scrap metal and went on to break world records. Simon Rose is penning the screenplay.