Ronan Keating is to star opposite Luke Hemsworth and Mark Strong in The Riders, an adaptation of Tim Winton's Man Booker Prize-nominated book of the same name, which will be shot in Ireland later this year.

The film tells the story of an Australian man living in Ireland who is searching for his missing wife.

Speaking to the Irish Independent about the film, Keating said it is "very serious and very dark".

The singer and actor was in Dublin with partner Storm Uechtritz at the weekend for a screening of his new film Goddess at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival.