Fascinating plot for new Barry Keoghan and Colm Meaney movie has been revealed
Could the film be Ireland's next Banshees of Inisherin?
Screen Ireland today announced its supporting of upcoming feature film Bring Them Down. The film, which will be UK-based director Chris Andrew's debut feature, is set to star both Barry Keoghan and Christopher Abbott.
The news of the pairs starring was confirmed today in an exclusive first-look image, which showed the pair in action as the film's main characters (featured above).
Today's announcement comes fresh off the back of Keoghan's maiden BAFTA win, with the 30-year-old Dublin native scooping the award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Dominic Kearney in The Banshees of Inisherin.
Keoghan will now set his sights on next month's Oscar's ceremony in Los Angeles, for which he is also nominated in the same category for the same role. The former Love/Hate star will be hoping that his BAFTA win will be a precursor for what would be an historic Oscar win, as he seeks to dethrone the favourite Ke Huy Quan, who featured in Everything Everywhere All at Once.
Bring Them Down is also set to star a host of other well-known names in the acting world, with fellow Irishman Colm Meaney, Brooklyn star Nora-Jane Noone and Happy Valley actress Susan Lynch all set to be involved in the feature.
The film itself, which is set in the wild and aesthetically pleasing landscape of the west of Ireland, follows an Irish shepherd who is drawn into violent conflict with a neighbouring farm when his sheep are massacred by unknown men.
Given the success of similarly themed films in recent times, none more so than Keoghan's own Banshees of Inisherin, there are high hopes that Bring Them Down could replicate some of the success enjoyed by Martin McDonagh's film.
With no release date currently set, Irish film fans will be eagerly anticipating a first glimpse at what looks set to be the latest hit feature filmed in the country.
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