MAD TO BE NORMAL: Trailer Shows David Tennant As Legendary Psychiatrist R.D Laing

The trailer for David Tennant's latest film project, Mad To Be Normal has been released via Empire Magazine ahead of its premiere at the Glasgow Film Festival later this month.

David features as the renowned Scottish psychiatrist Ronnie Laing, the so called acid-Marxist who rejected the accepted medical model of mental illness in order to focus on the personal emotional journeys of each of his patients. In 1965, Laing and a group of colleagues created the Philadelphia Association and started a unique psychiatric community project at Kingsley Hall, where patients and therapists lived together. He was often criticised for his techniques, which included the occasional use of the drug LSD.

Mad To Be Normal, which also stars Elisabeth Moss, Michael Gambon and Gabriel Byrne, was filmed at various locations across Yorkshire and London in 2016. The movie is a Gizmo Films production with Bad Penny Productions and GSP Studios.

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Glasgow Film Festival Co-Director Allison Gardner said: “David Tennant gives an absolutely stunning performance as R.D. Laing in Mad To Be Normal and it seems only fitting that Glasgow should have the honour of hosting the premiere of a film about one of the city’s most complex, charismatic figures.”

David Tennant will be in attendance at the premiere, tickets to which sold out within minutes when they went in sale last month.

View some stills from the trailer below: