Posts Tagged ‘Irish Eye on Hollywood’

Irish Eye on Hollywood:
Irish Women Can
Stand the Heat

From the 1990 Sean Penn movie State of Grace to the bygone NBC drama The Black Donnellys (which introduced the entertainment world to a young Olivia Wilde), the Irish gangs of New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen have provided plenty of entertainment material.  But a forthcoming, star-studded movie will put a new focus on this roughRead more..

Irish Eye on Hollywood: Where the Irish Boys Are

Other Irish stars to look out for this summer are Pierce Brosnan, who will be appearing in the much-anticipated July song-and-dance sequel Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again, alongside Meryl Streep and Colin Firth, as well as show biz legend Cher.  Brosnan recently told GQ magazine: “She was just everything that you could wish forRead more..

Irish Eye on Hollywood:
Post-Twitter Chaos:
The Kids Are in Play

Lots of headlines, rumors, and rage were generated when ABC cancelled the reboot of Roseanne Barr’s classic sitcom, which had generated high ratings for the network.  The controversial star – a vocal supporter of President Donald Trump, which was evident in the politically-charged show – had sent racist material out on social media.  ABC ultimatelyRead more..

Irish Eye on Hollywood:
A Bet on the Right Horse

Another gritty New York story which has begun filming puts a modern twist on the Irish immigrant experience. Entitled Misty Button, this dark comedy was written and directed by Kerry-born Seanie Sugrue, with fellow Kerry native Bertie Brosnan producing. The film follows two Bronx Irish immigrants who make a big mistake: when asked to placeRead more..

Irish Eye on Hollywood:
Burns Pitches Tom Seaver

It looks like baseball is making yet another cinematic comeback. Irish American writer / director / actor Ed Burns (The Brothers McMullen, She’s the One) is slated to direct a documentary about baseball Hall of Famer Tom Seaver. Burns, the son of Irish immigrants, was born in the New York Mets’ home borough of Queens,Read more..

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..

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..