George MacKay to star in Paul Wright’s new film, Mission

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George MacKay and director Paul Wright are reuniting for Mission, a new drama filming in Scotland now. 

Over 10 years after the pair collaborated on For Those In Peril, George MacKay and writer-director Paul Wright are set to make another film together. 

That film is Mission, a new drama that follows Dylan, an alienated man who goes on a journey of self-discovery. 

Here’s a proper description:

Mission is a punk exploration of the psyche which follows alienated Dylan (MacKay) as he throws off the shackles of his solitary life in an attempt to experience the highs and lows of existence at its most extreme, embarking on a thrilling journey of self-discovery that proves both inspiring and terrifying.

MacKay was last seen in Sam H. Freeman and Ng Choon Ping’s ambitious and impressive thriller Femme, which we were big fans of. For Wright, Mission will be the first feature film he’s directed since 2017’s Arcadia.

Read more: Femme review | A tense, complex thriller

“I have always been drawn to characters on the fringes of society: rebels, outsiders and misfits,” Wright said. “With Mission I believe I have an idea that allows me to explore these urgent themes in an extremely powerful and cinematic way, whilst creating a piece of work that is subversive yet moving. Disturbing yet beautiful.

“The film taps into a feeling and energy present within many of us and pushes this to extremes in an emotive, sensory way. Reuniting with George is a gift for the project, knowing his talent and commitment to the role, as well as how well we work together,”

BBC Film, Screen Scotland and Ffilm Cymru Wales are backing the project, which has just begun production in Scotland. 

No release date has been announced for Mission yet, but we’ll keep you updated on that.

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