The Irish film and TV digest
What’s new in Irish TV and film.
Somebody to Love, a documentary on sex and disability directed by Anna Rodgers and shown on RTE, has sold to broadcasters in Spain, Sweden, Finland and Israel.
Eve Hewson didn’t get into Vanity Fair for nothing, you know. She has reportedly signed up for Spielberg’s new Untitled Cold War Spy Thriller, starring Tom Hanks and written by the Coen brothers. You don’t really get any bigger than that.
Christian Bale passed on True Detective season 2, and this is potentially very good news for Colin Farrell who, according to Deadline is “deep in negotiations to play one of what is expected to be three main roles”.
Jack Reynor has reportedly signed up to The Secret Scripture, the film adaptation of Sebastian Barry’s book, also starring Rooney Mara and Jonathan Rhys Meyers, directed by Jim Sheridan.
Noble continues its upward trajectory, winning the Audience Award at the Fleadh.
John Carney’s latest film Sing Street explores familiar territory for the filmmaker – a young lad in recession-era Dublin taps music to escape his troubles. The Weinstein Company has already agreed a $3 million deal to the US rights. There’s an interview with Carney here, in which he says about Sing Street: “It’s all about kids, so it’s very different in terms of it’s not a grown-up movie. It’s kind of like an adventure musical in a weird way, but it’s set in the ‘80s in a school with a bunch of kids and then there are some teachers and parents.”
(Photo from Noble’s gallery.)