Jack O’Connell Is All "Starred Up"

By Garth Franklin Monday October 8th 2012 10:11AM

Jack O'Connell ("Skins," "Eden Lake") is attached to star in the new prison drama "Starred Up" at Sigma Films, Film4 and Creative Scotland says Screen Daily.

The story deals with a 17-year-old boy who meets his father for the first time since he was a toddler when he is transferred from a young offender's institute to an adult prison where his dad is serving time.

"Perfect Sense" and "Young Adam" director David Mackenzie helms the project from a script by poet and psychologist Jonathan Asser. Shooting kicks off early 2013 in the Crumlin Road Prison in Belfast.