Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh has been set to direct the soccer comedy The Magnificent Eleven, for Angry Badger Pictures.

According to Variety, Welsh will work with the father-son writing team Pete and John Adams on the next draft of the screenplay.

The Magnificent Eleven is scheduled to shoot later this year. It's a modernization of the Magnificent Seven centered on a local amateur soccer team, a Tandoori restaurant and a group of menacing thugs.