“X-Men” star Michael Fassbender is the latest star to join the cast of “At Swim two birds”. Fassbender (34) is currently shooting Ridley Scott’s Prometheus alongside Noomi Rapace.
The upcoming movie is based on the 1939 novel by Flann O’Brien about a college student who is writing a novel based on the characters from his own life that rebel against him.
The cast is set to include some of Ireland’s finest actors such as Gabriel Byrne, Colin Farrell, and Cillian Murphy.
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Brendan Gleeson, who will direct the movie, secured the rights for film adaption seven years ago, but the project was delayed by funding issues. At the annual Galway Film Fleadh over the weekend, the film was finally given the go-ahead as a result of a film co-production treaty between Ireland and Luxembourg, reports the BBC.
Speaking about the film’s potential success, Irish cultural ambassador Gabriel Byrne said he predicts it will reach a global audience.
"What exciting possibilities will be born out of this exciting co-production treaty including the film At Swim Two Birds, to be directed by the visionary Brendan Gleeson, which I have no doubt will find a world-wide audience," Byrne said in a letter to Arts Minister Jimmy Deenihan.
"At-Swim-Two-Birds” is scheduled to start filming next spring.