Irish actors Colin Farrell and Colm Meaney have been lined up to co-star in a new film by Irish director Neil Jordan.

Jordan, who directed 'Interview with a Vampire' and 'The Crying Game', has described 'Intermission' as having "loads of plots going on at once, including a gangster story."

Farrell, a 25-year-old Dubliner, was recently awarded the London Film Critics Best Newcomer award for his role in 'Tigerland'. He will be seen in three releases ths year: Stephen Speilberg's 'Minority Report', 'The Farm' with Al Pacino and 'Daredevil' with Ben Affleck.

Meaney, best known to television audiences for his role in the 'Star Trek' series, has also starred in the films 'The Commitments' and 'The Snapper'.

Filming on 'Intermission' will begin in Dublin next month.