Hollywood actor Michael Fassbender has been cast in a new film about the life of Belfast punk legend Terri Hooley.

Fassbender, who was born in Germany but grew up in Killarney, will feature in “Good Vibrations” which will be filmed in Belfast over the coming months.

The “Jane Eyre” actor is said to have been cast in a supporting role for the movie. The actor is eager to return to Belfast after falling in love with the city while shooting the Channel 4 film “Hunger”.

“Good Vibrations” will see Fassbender team up with his “Hunger” co-star Liam Cunningham. The film will be directed by husband and wife Glen Leyburn and Lisa Barros D'Sa.

The score will be produced by David Holmes, who became friendly with Fassbender when he worked on “Hunger”.

Speaking about the film, Richard Williams, chief executive of Northern Ireland Screen, said: “Over the past few years we have attracted a number of large productions to Northern Ireland, which, in these recessionary times, is great news for the return to the Northern Ireland economy that they bring.

“Now we are delighted to be embarking on a series of fantastic indigenous projects — local stories featuring a wealth of local talent both in front of and behind the cameras — as we maintain our commitment to develop a dynamic and vibrant screen industry in Northern Ireland remains as strong as ever,” he told the Belfast Telegraph.



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