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Why was Samuel L Jackson filming in Bathgate last week?

The star, who has played leading roles in films like Pulp Fiction, was seen filming a new movie in the West Lothian town with excited locals watching on.

The film icon was seen interacting with onlookers while he stood with his umbrella on Thursday evening.

On Tuesday, he was seen by a nearby church at Almondvale Stadium with many outlets incorrectly reporting that he may have been filming for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

What was Samuel L Jackson filming in Scotland?

Deadline Hollywood revealed that Samuel L Jackson was actually filming for a new crime thriller called Damaged.

The new movie follows a Chicago detective who goes to Scotland after an emerging serial killer's crimes match those of one he investigated five years ago.

Who is starring in the new Samuel L Jackson movie 'Damaged' as filming takes place in Scotland?

The cast was also revealed with a number of other big-name celebrities set to star, including some from Scotland like The Mummy's John Hannah.

Gianni Capaldi and Kate Dickie will also take part with direction from Terry McDonagh, who has credits with Killing Eve, Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad.

Who is producing Damaged starring Samuel L Jackson?

Scottish streaming company Stream Digital in partnership with Red Sea Media and Bondit Media Capital will make the film.

Of the filming, Paul Aniello, Stream Digital’s CEO, said: “We are really excited and proud to be working with such a great team of people to bring this story to life. We have a great director; a great cast and script and we believe this will be a real success.”

Producer Roman Kopelevich added that he “Love[s] this project,” saying: "We have been involved with it for several years and am proud to have attracted such an amazing cast and team. Can’t wait to bring it to our partners in the distribution world.”

Paul Aniello is also a producer with Luke Taylor and Matthew Helderman being executive producers alongside Marcie Sinaiko and Roman Viaris.

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