Irish American actor Martin Sheen will go back to his roots with his next movie, "Stella Days."

Sheen, who will star as Fr Daniel Barry, will be shooting "Stella Days" in the tiny town of Borrisokane in North Tipperary where his late mother was from.

"Stella Days," which also features Stephen Rea and Romola Garai is based on a true story.

The real-life Fr Barry was a priest called Fr Dean Cahill who establised a movie house called Stella Cinema in Borrisokane.

The movie house, which showed films from 1957 to 1967, was housed in the Clarke Memorial Hall which still stands.

In the movie, Sheen's character is struggling with his conscience. He fears that he has lost his vocation and searches for redemption by reconciling his own passion for movies with his oboligation to his flock by setting up the Stella Cinema.