Could this be the next best Irish film to rival “The Quiet Man?” Liam Neeson travels to Belfast to film “Normal People.”
Liam Neeson is taking a well-earned break from running after terrorists and having action-packed escapades as he tries to save his family and the world to take on a love story set in Belfast called “Normal People.”
Cast opposite Lesley Manville, Neeson will return to Northern Ireland this July to begin filming on the movie which is already creating plenty of buzz ahead of Cannes in May.
The film is said to see Neeson play Manville’s husband, the pair taking on the roles of a long-married couple suddenly struck with the horror of a breast cancer diagnoses. Over the course of Manville's character's treatment, the bond between the pair is explored and challenges arise from the uncertain future now ahead of them.
We have some exciting news! Liam Neeson & Lesley Manville are set to star in new feature film, Normal People, which will begin Principal Photography in Belfast this July.— NI Screen (@NIScreen) April 11, 2018
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“‘Normal People’ takes an extraordinary look at ordinary love,” said directors Lisa Barros D’Sa and Glenn Leyburn in a statement to Deadline.com.
“It explores big questions and small moments of human connection with unique wit and warmth and a luminous and unflinching candor. We are thrilled at the prospect of bringing this beautiful, honest and unsentimental story to life with Liam Neeson and Lesley Manville in the starring roles, two of the most remarkable actors working on screen today.”
“We were immediately captivated by this beautiful love story which is sure to resonate with audiences around the world. We are thrilled to be bringing it to the screen with such a distinguished team both in front of and behind the camera,” added Executive Producer Stephen Kelliher.
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