Former Ireland captain Brian O'Driscoll has lent his expertise to the rugby scenes in Handsome Devil, the new comedy from The Stag director John Butler.

The film, which is set in a private rugby-playing school and stars Nick Galitzine, Fionn O'Shea, Andrew Scott, Michael McElhatton, Moe Dunford and Jay Duffy, is due to be released next year.

Its producer, Rebecca O'Flanagan, told The Herald: "We needed an expert eye for the big set-pieces to make sure they looked credible. Those sports scenes are very difficult. You have to make sure they look perfect and Brian very kindly agreed to help us out."

"Some of the cast had played rugby before, but Brian gave the scenes polish," she added.

O'Driscoll's wife, Amy Huberman, starred opposite Scott in The Stag.

Earlier this summer it was announced that the 2014 hit comedy is to be remade by Warner Bros in the US.