Irish Eye on Hollywood: Scary Joy for Ciaran Foy

It will certainly be a happy new year for Dublin born director Ciaran Foy. Foy is the director of the upcoming horror film Eli, featuring Lili Taylor and Sadie Sink, as well as Anglo-Irish actress Kelly Reilly, best known for roles in Flight and Calvary. Eli is about a young boy undergoing treatment for a crippling disease at a creepy, isolated clinic. Soon enough, Eli’s suspicions about the...

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Irish Eye on Hollywood: Balfe & Kennedy
Race to the Silver Screen

Irish actress and Golden Globe nominee Caitriona Balfe is branching out from the excellent work she has been doing for several years now on the Starz network show Outlander. In 2019, Balfe­­ ­– a Dublin native – will appear alongside Christian Bale and Matt Damon in Ford v. Ferrari, directed by James Mangold, known for gritty flicks such as Cop Land and Walk the Line, as well as the...

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Irish Eye on Hollywood:
The Irish Laurel and Hardy

What do you get when you cast an Irish American, alongside an Irish Englishman, alongside a Scotswoman with a history of playing Irish roles? A Laurel and Hardy movie, of course! With all of the scenes spliced together by an Irish film editor. John C. Reilly and Steve Coogan star in the January 2019 release Stan & Ollie. The film is a serious look at the struggles and successes of the famed...

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Irish Eye on Hollywood: Traveling Back in Time

It would make sense if Outlander – with its Irish cast and time-traveling concept – inspired Irish writer and director Steve Kenny to create his film Time Traveller, which may well earn an Academy Award for Best Short Film. But the real inspiration was the 1980s classic Back to the Future. Time Traveller is about a father and son who are members of Ireland’s traveling community. The son is...

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Irish Eye on Hollywood: Neeson’s Back in
Black and White

As always, there is plenty of news on the Liam Neeson front. Look for the hunk from Ballymena in February 2019 in the action thriller Cold Pursuit, alongside Laura Dern and Emmy Rossum. Then, when things warm up in the summer, Neeson will appear in the latest entry in the Men in Black franchise, simply entitled MIB. This time around, the MIB team shifts to Europe, with a London-based team of...

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