Irvine Welsh scores soccer comedy

'Transpotting' author to direct, help with script

Angry Badger Pictures has signed “Trainspotting” author Irvine Welsh to direct its soccer comedy “The Magnificent Eleven.”

Welsh will work with the father-son writing team Pete and John Adams on the next draft of the screenplay. He wrote “Trainspotting” as his first novel and recently co-wrote and directed “Good Arrows” through his Dust production banner.

“The Magnificent Eleven” is scheduled to shoot later this year. It’s a modernization of the “The Magnificent Seven” centered on a local amateur soccer team, a Tandoori restaurant and a group of menacing thugs.

Angry Badger, led by John and Pete Adams, most recently completed action horror feature “S.N.U.B!”

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