The first cast members of Between Weathers, the film to be shot in Fetlar, have been announced.
Singer Sharleen Spiteri, who has had multi-platinum success with band Texas and latterly as a solo artist, will appear in the film, as will Monarch of the Glen and Wild at Heart star Dawn Steele.
Spiteri will play the part of Meg, a PR consultant who works for an American property billionaire intent on turning the remote Scottish island she used to call home into a golf resort for the rich and famous.
Steele will play the part of Meg’s sister, Tyra, who still lives on the island of Fustra with her daughter and is fighting for the island’s future as well as her own personal demons.
Although not known for her acting, Ms Spiteri has also been cast in another Scottish film, set to start shooting this year opposite actor Dominic West.
Between Weathers director Jim Brown said he was “delighted” to have the two stars onboard.
He said: “I believe it’s a natural progression for someone with the personality and presence of Sharleen to move into films, and Dawn Steele is one of the best actresses to come out of Scotland for many a year. I’m so excited at the prospect of working with them. It’s a major coup for us to have them as the female leads in Between Weathers.
“To be honest, they were always my first choice for the sisters and as writer Marc Pye and I developed the characters we wrote with them very much in mind. I think the public will be captivated by their on-screen chemistry.”
Mr Brown is said to be in talks to secure an A list Hollywood star for the male leads, who will be announced in the new year.
The movie is due to start filming in Fetlar in June next year.