Posts Tagged ‘Film and Television’

Irish Eye on Hollywood:
John Crowley the Bookworm

Celebrated Irish director John Crowley just can’t get enough of quality literature – and his latest project is based on a book by a Belfast writer. Crowley earned himself and his cast a trip to the Oscars for turning Colm Tóibín’s celebrated novel Brooklyn into a wonderful film, starring Saoirse Ronan. Crowley is currently workingRead more..

Irish Eye on Hollywood:
Ruth Negga Blasts Off

Following Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for her star turn in Loving, Ruth Negga is beginning to rub elbows with A-list stars. The Ethiopian-born, Irish-raised actress will appear alongside Brad Pitt, Donald Sutherland, and Tommy Lee Jones in the sci-fi epic Ad Astra, due out next year. The film will be written and directed byRead more..

Irish Eye on Hollywood:
O’Dowd Trades Laughter for Tears

Roscommon native Chris O’Dowd is moving beyond his comedy roots. April saw the release (in select theaters and also streaming on-demand) of Love After Love, a drama about a family dealing with a terrible loss. O’Dowd plays Nicholas, whose father’s death shatters not only his own life but that of his mother (Andie MacDowell) and brotherRead more..

Irish Eye on Hollywood:
The Delinquent Season Lines Up Big Irish Talent

There’s lots of Irish talent in front of the camera and behind it in the forthcoming dark, domestic drama The Delinquent Season. Cillian Murphy teams up again with Irish writer and director Mark O’Rowe for this film, which revolves around two Dublin couples. On the surface, these lovers seem to have everything they could want. But things veryRead more..

Irish Eye on Hollywood:
Jonathan Rhys Meyers is John Doe

Jonathan Rhys Meyers is going “hardcore.” Which means the Dublin star of TV shows like The Tudors and movies such as Stonewall is teaming up with one of the filmmakers behind the controversial 2015 film Hardcore Henry. That film earned much attention (not all of it positive) for being shot almost entirely from a first-personRead more..

Irish Eye on Hollywood:
TV & Streaming Report

New, recent, and noteworthy Irish shows streaming on various services.  ℘℘℘ The Irishman in the Mist Details about Martin Scorsese’s next project The Irishman remain sketchy, but most reports suggest the film will be released next year. And, while it might show up in a limited number of theaters, most people are likely to see itRead more..

Irish Eye on Hollywood:
The Mara Sisters to Tackle Jesus and the Kennedys 

The Irish American Mara sisters – Rooney and Kate – are not just on their way to dominating Hollywood like few other siblings have. They are also not afraid to court controversy along the way. Both have movies coming out soon that deal with issues likely to get some Irish folks riled up. First thereRead more..

Irish Eye on Hollywood:
The Golden Age of Irish Prestige TV

The “Quality TV” era continues to provide Irish actors with all kinds of work. In March, Northern Irish thespian Ciaran Hinds will team up with Jared Harris – former Mad Men star and son of Irish Hollywood legend Richard Harris – for the AMC thriller series The Terror. The show, based on the 2007 novel byRead more..

Irish Eye in Hollywood:
Novel Adaptations for Irish Writers

Irish authors have also been having a couple of good months in Hollywood. Oscar-winning producer Scott Rudin recently snatched up the movie rights for The Ninth Hour, Alice McDermott’s excellent recent novel. The Ninth Hour depicts the moments of grace and labor that fill up the lives of various mid-century Brooklyn nuns. The book’s actionRead more..

Irish Eye on Hollywood:
John Cusack Takes a Villainous Turn in Irish Western

Irish American star John Cusack is getting in touch with his Irish roots – and his dark side – in Galway. Cusack is currently filming a western in Ireland entitled Never Grow Old, to be directed by Dublin native Ivan Kavanagh, who also wrote the script. Cusack is reportedly playing a classic black-hat villain namedRead more..