Irish Eye on Hollywood:
The Gunn Brothers

Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy. Director James Gunn on set with actor Sean Gunn. (Photo: Jay Maidment / Marvel 2014)
Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy. Director James Gunn on set with actor Sean Gunn. (Photo: Jay Maidment / Marvel 2014)

By Tom Deignan, Contributor
October / November 2016

The website biography of Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn begins like this: “James Gunn was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri in a large Irish Catholic family. At the age of twelve he began his filmmaking career with an eight-millimeter camera.

“His first film featured his brother Sean, an actor on the WB’s The Gilmore Girls, being disemboweled by zombies.” Well, Gunn has certainly moved beyond eight-millimeter cameras. Next year is going to be a big one for the Gunn family. The sequel to the mega-successful Guardians will hit big screens in the summer of 2017, with James again directing and Sean in the cast. For now, Sean Gunn will be appearing in the October film Ordinary World, appearing alongside Selma Blair, Judy Greer and Green Day rocker Billie Joe Armstrong.

The Gunn brothers will also be collaborating on the March 2017 film The Belko Experiment, which stars Sean and was written by James. The creepy flick is set at a corporation where the employees are given an awful choice: if they do not kill three of their colleagues in 30 minutes, six of them will be murdered. This dark flick is slated to be released – fitting for the Gunns – on St. Patrick’s Day 2017. ♦

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