Jim Sheridan to hold open auditions in Dublin to find someone to play Phil Lynott
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Oscar-nominated director Jim Sheridan has teamed up with award-winning documentary maker Colm Quinn to bring the life of Phil Lynott to the big screen. For this, they're looking for an actor/musician/singer, aged 18 - 36, to play the lead role of the legendary Thin Lizzy frontman.
Speaking about the new project, Sheridan said: "Having known Phil, and loving his music from the very start, it's a great honour to celebrate his life and work on the big screen. I see this as a non-fiction movie, one meant for the cinema, and I can't wait to start the process of finding our modern day rocker."
The documentary aims to capture Lynott’s unique energy and charisma throughout his stellar career, and the production company are inviting anyone who feels they can embody this rock legend to attend the auditions.
The open casting will be held at Bow Street, 12-13 Bow Street, Dublin 7 on Saturday 27th May from 12.30pm.
Filming for the documentary will take place on various dates throughout 2017. Experience in film and television is not essential. They've asked that anyone who wants to audition should come prepared with a song, poem or example of Phil’s influence on them. Auditions will be filmed and may form part of the final film. There is no need to register.
Alan Maher of Marcie Films has said:
“Whether you sing, play the bass or have a passion for poetry and rock n’ roll, you could be our Phil Lynott. The successful Rocker will work with professional mentors and those who have influenced and worked with Phil to ‘become’ THE ROCKER.”