The Cillian Murphy-Jamie Dornan-Pierce Brosnan collaboration on a film about the 1983 escape from the infamous H Block in the North’s Maze prison has been put on the back burner, but the producers deny that financing is a problem.
In April, news broke that H Block was to be directed by Oscar nominee Jim Sheridan, with a standout cast that included Murphy, Dornan and Brosnan. The story centers around the escape in which 38 members of the IRA escaped the prison, with only 19 ever recaptured.
On Monday Brad Feinstein, the CEO of Romulus Entertainment, the production company down to release H Block, said the film won’t start shooting until March because of scheduling conflicts.
“The production was postponed due to timing issues with regards to the short time element with Pierce Brosnan’s availability that left us with a very small window to get him wrapped on his production date. That along with creative elements that needed to be addressed with Cillian caused us a conflict with his schedule and we are planning to remount the production in March. There was no financial issues surrounding this production,” Feinstein told Deadline.
It’s not known if Murphy is still attached to the project, given that he’s due to start production on another season of his hit BBC series Peaky Blinders in March. Stay tuned…