Ewan McGregor has signed on to star in Franklyn, a futuristic British movie by first-time writer-director Gerald McMorrow, according to Variety. Jeremy Thomas will produce.

Hanway Films will handle worldwide sales for the project, shooting next summer in the U.K.

The film is a split narrative set simultaneously in contemporary London and in a future metropolis ruled by religious fervor. It's the story of four lost souls, divided by two parallel worlds, on course for an explosive collision when a single bullet will decide all their fates.

Visual effects will be created by London-based f/x house Double Negative.