Irish Eye on Hollywood: From Gone Girl to Widows

In November, Liam Neeson and Colin Farrell will team up with Irish American writer Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl) in a crime thriller loaded with talent. Entitled Widows, the film features Neeson as one of a quartet of thieves who are killed in the middle of a heist. Their widows (among them Oscar winner Viola Davis) decide to finish the job. Widows is based on a 1980s British television series, and...

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Irish Eye on Hollywood: Bohemian Rhapsody
with a Hint of Irish

Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury was a giant of the British music scene. But his birth name was actually Farrokh Bulsara, and he was born in what, at the time, was British-ruled India. And with a new Mercury biopic entitled Bohemian Rhapsody hitting screens, it’s a good time to recall the important role the Irish played in Mercury’s life. First there was Jim Hutton (portrayed in the film by...

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Irish Eye on Hollywood:
Dinner With Jamie

One of HBO’s more surreal, yet entertaining, recent projects was My Dinner with Hervé, about the life and times of 1970s diminutive Fantasy Island star Hervé Villechaize. The film featured Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage in the title role, as well as Northern Irish actor Jamie Dornan (the Fifty Shades movies), as a journalist who gets sucked into Villechaize’s life. Look for Dornan...

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Irish Eye on Hollywood:
Al Capone’s Irish Gal

With Martin Scorsese’s Netflix epic The Irishman–about the hitman who supposedly whacked Jimmy Hoffa–slated for release next year, now comes word that Oscar-nominated tough guy Tom Hardy (Dark Knight Rises, Mad Max: Fury Road) has begun shooting a new Al Capone biopic, called Fonzo. From the streets to the bedroom, the Irish played a central role in the life of this Italian-American...

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Irish Eye on Hollywood:
Brosnan in Hemingway Flick

Former 007 Pierce Brosnan is re-teaming with Goldeneye director Martin Campbell for a very different kind of movie. The duo are looking to bring Ernest Hemingway’s war novel Across the River and Into the Trees to the big screen. The novel is about a World War I veteran, Colonel Cantwell, on a hunting trip. Cantwell has serious health problems, and begins looking back on the years he spent as...

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