November 16, 2006 03:16:24 GMT
MGM Films has obtained the distribution rights to "The Flying Scotsman", a based-on-true-story movie about Scottish cyclist Graeme Obree.
"The Flying Scotsman" is about to make a safe landing in the States. MGM has picked up the distribution rights to this inspiring British film, an adaptation of Scottish cyclist Graeme Obree's autobiography of the same title published in 2003.
Plotted to be released on December 29, the picture depicts Obree's struggle in breaking world records on a bicycle he designed from scrap metal and old washing machine part despite his mental illness. Johnny Lee Miller, Billy Boyd, and Laura Fraser are all starring under the direction of British TV director Douglas Mackinnon.
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