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

John Cusack. (Photo: Ivan Bessedin / Wikimedia Commons)

By Tom Deignan, Contributor
February / March 2018

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 named Dutch Albert. The film also stars Emile Hirsch (Lone Survivor) as an Irish immigrant named Patrick Tate. Tate is an undertaker who gruesomely profits from the violence and death in his frontier town. But as the violence becomes more and more threatening to his own family, he has to decide whether he should sit back and leave things as they are, or step up and try to make some changes. Never Grow Old began shooting in Ireland late last year and could hit theaters later this year or early next. ♦

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