eOne Picks Up Worldwide Rights to Jessie Buckley Drama ‘Country Music’

Cannes 2017: Tom Harper will direct this drama about an aspiring Scottish country singer

Entertainment One has bought the worldwide rights to Tom Harper’s upcoming drama, “Country Music,” TheWrap has learned.

Jessie Buckley, star of Tom Hardy’s FX/BBC series “Taboo,” will star in the film with Julie Walters.

Written by Nicole Taylor and produced by Faye Ward of Fable Pictures, the film follows Rose-Lynn Harlan, a struggling but musically talented 23-year-old mother of two from Glasgow. Having just gotten out of jail, Rose-Lynn takes a leap of faith as she tries to build a better life for herself and her kids while fulfilling her dream of being a country music singer.

This is Harper’s fourth feature film as a director, having spent most of his career working in television on shows such as “Peaky Blinders” and AMC’s “The Son.” He is also attached to Amazon’s upcoming series, “Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams.”

Buckley is repped by CAA and United Agents; Harper is repped by UTA and 42; and Walters is repped by ICM Partners. Film4, Creative Scotland and the British Film Institute are also partners on this project.

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