The UK/Germany co-produced feature film ‘METANOIA’, tells the fascinating story of world-renowned Scottish psychiatrist R.D.Laing and his unique community at Kingsley Hall, East London, during the 1960’s.

David Tennant (Doctor Who, Broadchurch, Gracepoint) is confirmed to play the lead of R.D. Laing and Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men, Top of the Lake,) is also attached alongside, in a lead role.

The film will be produced by London-based Gizmo Films, in collaboration with MMC studios in Germany (Only Lovers Left Alive, Rush, A Dangerous Method) and Bad Penny Productions, the production company led by Phin Glynn (The Unbeatables). It marks the fourth feature film for Gizmo Films writer and director, Robert Mullan, who is also the author of three books about Laing.

R.D. Laing was one of Scotland's most creative thinkers, and in the 1960’s and 70’s was the world’s best-known psychiatrist. His books regularly topped the student best-seller lists in the USA, he shared the same stage as bands like the Grateful Dead, recited poetry at jazz clubs and was never far away from controversy. The psychiatric establishment regularly tried to close his community at Kingsley Hall, seeing his occasional therapeutic use of LSD and his belief in metanoia (self-healing) as irresponsible and unscientific.

David Tennant has expressed his excitement about working on the project. ‘I have long been fascinated by the life and work of RD Laing. This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate and discover this important man and I am honoured and thrilled to be involved in telling this story. Robert Mullan's passion for the subject is inspiring and the presence of the brilliant Elisabeth Moss makes this something I cannot wait to start work on. ‘

Shooting will take place in the first quarter of 2016 at MMC's studios in Cologne and on location in London.