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Peter Mullan and Christian Cooke cast in Iain Banks's Stonemouth

Peter Mullan and Christian Cooke have been announced for BBC drama Stonemouth.

Based on the Iain Banks novel of the same name, the two-part dramatisation will also feature Glue actress Charlotte Spencer as well as Sharon Small and Gary Lewis.

The story centres on Stewart Gilmour (Cooke), who returns to Stonemouth village for a funeral, one year after he was run out of town by a criminal family.

Stewart aims to solve the mystery behind his friend's suicide, while dealing with the past.

Mullan has signed on to play Don Murston, the head of the criminal organisation. Spencer and Small will star as Don's daughter and mother, Ellie and Connie, respectively.

Meanwhile, Lewis will appear as local businessman Mike MacAvett.

Brian Gleeson, Joy McAvoy, Adam Robertson, Kevin Mains, Jack Greenlees, Gerard Miller, Gilly Gilchrist, Chris Fulton and Naomi Battrick have also been cast.

Stonemouth will begin shooting this month and air next year.

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