Mad To Be Normal Movie Poster (c) Scott Woolston
Mad To Be Normal Movie Poster (c) Scott Woolston

The movie poster for the brand new film ‘Mad To Be Normal’ starring David Tennant has been confirmed.

The poster features on the website of GSP Studios, one of the producers of the film and is designed by Scott Woolston.

This poster has been chosen from 14. All showing David Tennant in his role as R D Laing, the infamous psychiatrist R D Laing, otherwise known as the “Acid Marxist” of the 1960s and ’70s. All contain strong colours, shapes and psychedelic themes tying in with the films era along with more of the acclaimed cast including Elisabeth Moss and Michael Gambon.

The Divided Self: An Existential Study in Sanity and Madness by R D Laing
The Divided Self: An Existential Study in Sanity and Madness by R D Laing

Also included in the posters are three rings representing the images from ‘The Divided Self: An Existential Study in Sanity and Madness’, a book written by  R D Laing and first published in 1960.

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The posters can be seen at the Scott Woolston’s website.

About Mad To be Normal

Mad To be Normal started filming on the 1st February 2016 in Yorkshire. David Tennant portrays the infamous psychiatrist R D Laing, otherwise known as the “Acid Marxist” of the 1960s and ’70s. Laing challenged the psychiatric thinking of the time by dropping the divide between patients and psychiatrists in an attempt to address insanity. To support this approach, he established a counter-culture community at Kingsley Hall, where and the two groups lived together. He also infamously took LSD acid, hung out with rock bands and established himself an icon of the 1960s.

Laing was an international celebrity. In Santa Monica, 4,000 people turned out to see him perform a lecture, a week after Bob Dylan had pulled in the same number. A radio journalist confidently referred to him as the “white Martin Luther King.” His books topped student reading lists the world over, as his language excited and enthralled them: “a child born today stands a 10 times greater chance of being admitted to a mental hospital than to a university….perhaps it is our very way of educating them that is driving them mad… [and]…” so- called ‘normal men’ have in the last 50 years killed perhaps 100 million of their fellow normal men”. It was opinions like these which turned the psychiatric establishment against him.

Mad to be Normal also stars Elisabeth Moss, Gabriel Bryne, Michael Gambon and David Bamber. It is written and directed by Robert Mullen, executive produced Peter Gerard Dunphy and produced by Phin Glynn, Charlotte Arden, Alan Latham for Gizmo Films and Bad Penny Productions.

A release date for the film is yet to be announced.

 

 

 

 

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