Irish Eye on Hollywood
By Tom Deignan, Contributor
December / January 2020
BALDWIN IS SOON TO ARRIVE BACK ON IRISH SHORES
A slew of Irish talent, from both sides of the Atlantic, is having a homecoming of sorts to shoot a comic thriller – with feminist undertones – set in Ireland. Irish actors Dylan Moran and Colm Meaney are teaming up with Irish American Alec Baldwin, as well as Brits Olivia Cooke, Daryl McCormack, and Ben Hardy to shoot Pixie, which is named after the film’s main character (Cooke). According to deadline.com, Pixie “wants to avenge her mother’s death by masterminding a heist, but her plans go awry and she finds herself on the run with two young men (Hardy, McCormack) who are way out of their depth … chased across the Wild Irish countryside by gangsters.
She has to pit her wits against everyone, taking on the patriarchy to claim the right to shape her own life.” Pixie will be directed by producing veteran Barnaby Thompson, who has his own ties to Ireland. “I am excited to be returning to the Emerald Isle, the birthplace of my father, and where I started my career directing documentaries, to make a comedic thriller with a wonderful cast against an extraordinary landscape,” Thompson was quoted as saying. Thompson’s producer credits include both Wayne’s World movies, as well as An Ideal Husband, based on the Oscar Wilde play. Pixie will be shot in and around Belfast, as well as western Ireland. ♦