The first trailer has been released for Jim Sheridan's latest movie, an adaptation of Sebastian Barry's acclaimed novel The Secret Scripture. The film stars Oscar nominee Rooney Mara (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Carol), acting legend Vanessa Redgrave and Aussie actor Eric Bana.
An all-star Irish supporting cast includes Jack Reynor, Poldark star Aidan Turner, Love/Hate's Tom Vaughan-Lawlor and Can't Cope/Won't Cope scene-stealer Nika McGuigan. The film, Sheridan's first Irish project in over a decade, premiered to a mixed response at this year's Toronto Film Festival - an Irish release date remains TBC, although the film is tipped to screen at the Dublin Film Festival in February.
Last month, the veteran filmmaker unveiled The 11th Hour, an impromptu short film inspired by the US election campaign, starring Salma Hayek and based on a story by journalist Lise Hand. The film premiered at the Dublin Arabic Film Festival, programmed by Sheridan to showcase cinema from the Arab world.
Watch Jim Sheridan chatting to Ray D'Arcy about The Secret Scripture here.