Oscar winner Olivia Colman to star in new "feel-good, foul-mouthed" Irish film 2 years ago

Oscar winner Olivia Colman to star in new "feel-good, foul-mouthed" Irish film

The good news keeps on coming...

First Biden? Then a vaccine? And now this!?


According to Deadline, Oscar winner Olivia Colman is lined up to star in Joyride – a brand new feel-good Irish film.

A wealth of Irish talent will be involved in the production with Emmy award-winning director Emer Reynolds taking the helm (director of The Farthest and the upcoming Phil Lynott documentary, Songs For While I'm Away), Subotica producing (Michael Inside), and the stunning Irish landscape due to play a starring role as shooting is set to take place along the Wild Atlantic Way in 2021.

Colman, due to hit our small screens in The Crown Series 4 on Netflix from 15 November, will star as Joy, a woman who, while on a road trip across Ireland with her newborn baby, is joined along the way by a young boy on the run.

Written by Ailbhe Keoghan and developed with Screen Ireland, Joyride has excitedly been described on Screen Daily as a "feel-good, foul-mouthed fairy-tale" by Tim Haslam of Embankment (executive producers).


Count us in.

Casting for the film is currently underway, so light a candle for me, yeah?

In the meantime, treat yourself by taking another look at Colman's magnificent raspberry-blowing Best Actress Oscar acceptance speech from 2019.

It's worth noting the Fleabag star won that award for her work on The Favourite, another film that was produced by an Irish production company, Element Pictures.


That's a definite sign that she's inevitably going to win another Oscar for Joyride.


Clip via Oscars