Son of a Gun begins production, Ewan McGregor reveals his look

27 February, 2013 by Brendan Swift

Crime-thriller Son of a Gun, starring Ewan McGregor, begins production in Perth this week, according to ScreenWest.

It marks the debut feature film of award-winning short filmmaker Julius Avery and tells the story of a young man's apprenticeship to public enemy number one.


Last week, McGregor posted photos of himself on Instagram, apparently in character, complete with heavy beard, long hair and tattoos. He is also giving the occassional update via his Twitter account.

As well as McGregor, the film stars Brenton Thwaites, Alicia Vikander, Jacek Koman, Alicia Vikander, Jacek Koman, and Tom Budge.

Son of a Gun received funding support from ScreenWest, Screen Australia and Screen NSW. It is being produced by Timothy White, co-produced by Janelle Landers, and executive produced by Aaron L Gilbert, John Collee, Aidan O'Bryan, Michael Spiccia and Bryce Menzies.

Telstra and Event Cinemas are running a Facebook competition which will reward the winner with a ‘walk on' role in the film.

The film will be will be released in Australasia by Hopscotch/Entertainment One.

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