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Pop star's recovery to be charted in film

THE life story of Scots pop star Edwyn Collins and his battle to recover from the effects of a stroke is to be made into a film.

The former Orange Juice front man almost died in 2005 after he suffered two massive brain haemorrhages within a week.

But in recent years the musician recovered his speech and went on to make a new album, Losing Sleep, in 2010.

Now, Mr Collins' journey to recovery is being made into a film by British duo Edward Lovelace and James Hall, the team behind the recent successful Katy Perry behind the scenes documentary.

The film will be titled The Possibilities Are Endless, one of the few phrases Edwyn Collins was able to speak after months of recovery.

Mr Lovelace said there were "three chapters" in the film: the first focusing on Helmsdale, the Highland village Collins loves and where he spent time as a child; his early career; and the third looking at Mr Collins and his wife Grace Maxwell's story in the present day.

The film directors plan to cast Edwyn Collins' son William as his father in the movie.

Mr Lovelace and Mr Hall maintain the movie is not aimed specifically at fans of Mr Collins' music.

"In terms of the bigger picture, it definitely feels not just a music film - it is a triumph against the odds."

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