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First-look photo of Gerard Butler and Peter Mullan in Keepers


Story by Jack Foley

AWARD-winning Danish filmmaker Kristoffer Nyholm (Taboo, The Killing) directs Gerard Butler, Peter Mullan and Connor Swindells as a trio of lighthouse keepers, pitted against each other on a remote island off the coast of Scotland.

A new first-look image from the psychological thriller shows Butler (London Has Fallen, How to Train Your Dragon, Coriolanus, 300), fellow Scot Mullan (Tyrannosaur, War Horse, Trainspotting) and newcomer Swindells on location at the Mull of Galloway for Keepers, which is inspired by a true, unsolved local legend- the Flannan Isle mystery.

The film has just wrapped after a six week shoot on location in Dumfries and Galloway.

A total of three lighthouses across the region have been used to depict the imposing, solitary building at the heart of the story.

On an uninhabited island 20 miles from the rugged Scottish coast, three lighthouse keepers arrive for their six week shift. As Thomas (Mullan), James (Butler) and Donald (Swindells) settle into their usual, solitary routines, something unexpected and potentially life-changing occurs- they stumble upon something that isn’t theirs to keep.

Where did it come from? Who does it belong to? A boat appears in the distance that might hold the answer to these questions… What follows is a tense battle for survival as personal greed replaces loyalty – and fed by isolation and paranoia, three honest men are led down a path to destruction.

Written by Celyn Jones (Set Fire to the Stars) and Joe Bone (Castles in the Sky), the film is produced by Andy Evans, Ade Shannon and Sean Marley for Mad as Birds Films, along with Jason Seagraves, Maurice Fadida and G-BASE’s Gerard Butler and Alan Siegel.

Photo credit: Graeme Hunter © KEEPERS 2017

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