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Gleesons head starry Calvary cast

1 of 1 Brendan Gleeson: reuniting with The Guard director John Michael McDonagh
Brendan Gleeson: reuniting with The Guard director John Michael McDonagh

Brendan Gleeson will star alongside his son Domhnall when he teams up next month with director John Michael McDonagh to shoot new movie Calvary.

Shadow Dancer star Domhnall Gleeson (29) has landed a part opposite his dad's lead role in the €5m production which will be filmed over five weeks in Sligo and the east coast of Ireland.

Comedians Pat Shortt and Dave McSavage are also in the cast, which includes Bridesmaids star Chris O'Dowd and Love/Hate actor Aidan Gillen.

Calvary marks a happy return for Brendan Gleeson as it reunites him with McDonagh following the pair's hugely successful The Guard.

Gleeson - probably best known for his role as Mad-Eye Moody in the Harry Potter films - will portray Fr James Lavelle, who is tormented by various members of his Sligo parish.

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