Irish Eye on Hollywood:
A Couple of Irish Crooks

Cillian Murphy in BBC's Peaky Blinders. (Photo: Mandabach TV - Photographer: Robert Viglasky)

By Tom Deignan, Contributor
June / July 2016

Irish actors Cillian Murphy and Jack Reynor will also be teaming up to play a couple of Irish crooks. In the film Free Fire – also starring Armie Hammer and Brie Larson –  a couple of criminals are looking to sell guns and a pair of Irishmen, Murphy and Reynor, happen to be in the market for firearms. Martin Scorsese is serving as Executive Producer for Free Fire, so expect lots of bloodshed and chaos. Murphy, meanwhile, is also working on a film called Anthropoid. He will be joined in this World War II thriller by Northern Ireland actor Jamie Dornan (Fifty Shades of Grey). Murphy and Dornan play allied soldiers charged with assassinating a Nazi officer who has earned the nickname “The Butcher of Prague.” Anthropoid is slated to begin filming this summer.

Jack Reynor, meanwhile – who just appeared in Irish director John Carney’s latest movie Sing Street – is scheduled to appear in yet another adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book.  This one is not set to hit theaters until 2018 – just two years after another adaptation of the children’s classic, which graced screens earlier this year. ♦

 

 

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