Irish Eye on Hollywood:
Irish Stars Alight King Arthur
Wicklow native Katie McGrath and Dubliners Aidan Gillen and Michael McElhatton will team up with Charlie Hunam in the big-budget May release King Arthur. Hunam – best known as the lead in TV’s Sons of Anarchy – plays the title role in this reimagining of the epic story of the unlikely knight who discovers his powers only after removing the sword Excalibur from a stone. Jude Law and Eric Bana round out the cast of this flick, which was directed by Guy Ritchie, best known for the blockbuster series of Sherlock Holmes movies starring Robert Downey, Jr.
Also in May, look for Aidan Gillen – best known from TV’s Game of Thrones as well as The Wire – in the comedy The Lovers, starring Debra Winger and Tracy Letts.
Before all that, Michael McElhatton will also appear in The Zookeeper’s Wife, alongside Jessica Chastain in this World War II drama about a couple who managed to save all manner of wildlife while war ravaged Poland. ♦