From teenage kicks to Neil Gunn’s Silver Darlings: Inbetweeners producer to put Scots classic on film

Fraserburgh during the herring fishing season in the 1940s. The film of the novel by Neil Gunn (top left) could star Kelly Macdonald and Daniel Day-Lewis

Fraserburgh during the herring fishing season in the 1940s. The film of the novel by Neil Gunn (top left) could star Kelly Macdonald and Daniel Day-Lewis

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THE Silver Darlings – the Neil M Gunn book about Scottish herring fisherfolk – is set for the silver screen.

And it is the producer of bawdy smash-hit comedy The Inbetweeners, which made ­
£45 million at the British box office, who is turning his attention from English teenagers to invest in a movie adaptation of the classic Scottish novel.

 

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