Irvine Welsh Helms “Magnificent Eleven”

Author Irvine Welsh (“Trainspotting”) is set to helm soccer comedy “The Magnificent Eleven” for Angry Badger Pictures says Variety.

This modernization of classic western “The Magnificent Seven” centers on a local amateur soccer team, a Tandoori restaurant and a group of menacing thugs.

Welsh will work with the father-son writing team Pete and John Adams on the next draft of the screenplay and filming kicks off later this year.