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Neeson's son set to play Collins
02 Jul 2015 18:06
Following in his father Liam's footsteps, Micheál Neeson is to play Michael Collins in The Rising, the new Irish film about the events of 1916.
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Directed by Kevin McCann, The Rising stars Colin Morgan (Merlin, The Fall) as 1916 mastermind Seán Mac Diarmada, with David O'Hara (Braveheart) playing Dublin Brigade Commandant General James Connolly.
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The plan is for the film to go into production in the autumn in time for a global 2016 release.
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The script has been co-written by McCann and Colin Broderick.
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The film marks Micheál Neeson's first major role.
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Neil Jordan's 1996 film Michael Collins gave Neeson Sr one of his most iconic roles as the revolutionary leader and statesman.
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