AFM: Gabriel Byrne Joins R.D. Laing Biopic ‘Metanoia’

Gabriel Byrne has joined the cast of R.D. Laing biopic “Metanoia” opposite David Tennant, Elizabeth Moss and Michael Gambon.

Double Dutch International is launching international sales at the American Film Market. Production will begin in January.

“Metanoia” will be directed by Robert Mullan, produced by Charlotte Arden and Harriet Hammond, and executive produced by Phin Glynn and Peter Dunphy. The film is a co-production between Gizmo Films and Bad Penny Productions.

The film centers on efforts by the Scottish psychiatrist Laing’s to create a safe haven for people diagnosed with psychosis and schizophrenia. Laing is best known for advocating the medical use of LSD while it was still legal along with breaking down divisions between patients and doctors.

Byrne will be seen next in mining drama “The 33.”

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