Gabriel Byrne talks up Brendan Gleeson's pet project
18 August 2006 at 10:21 AM | by Melty_Girl
[Note: This was originally published by cillianONLINE, which has been inactive since September 2006.]
As Shannon blogged here back in March, Irish actor Brendan Gleeson (28 Days Later..., Breakfast on Pluto, Cold Mountain) has adapted the Flann O'Brien book At Swim-Two-Birds for the screen, and if the project gets green-lighted, Cillian wants a role.
Still no definite word on this intriguing project, but today, actor Gabriel Byrne has been touted throughout the Irish press as being "eager to star in a movie that will bring together the cream of Irish screen talent." The Thomas Crosbie wire story dangles these enticing possibilities:
If it gets made, the film will unite Byrne with Colin Farrell, Cillian Murphy, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers as well as Brendan Gleeson, who has written the screenplay. Director John Boorman has also expressed an interest in the project.
Speaking about the young stars, Byrne, 56, said: "They're talented actors and the whole country is very proud of them. It will be the first time the older generation and the younger generation have come together to do a classic Irish novel."