More good news for the team behind Cardboard Gangsters - the gritty Dublin crime drama is getting a cinema release in the UK.

The film, which stars Love/Hate actor John Connors, is already a massive success in Ireland and is the highest-grossing Irish film so far this year at the Irish Box Office with €365,000 taken to date.

Now it's set to be released in cinemas in London, Manchester, Liverpool and Glasgow from Friday, August 4.

Speaking about the UK release, Wildcard Distribution’s Managing Director Patrick O’Neill said: "We're thrilled with the success that Cardboard Gangsters has had so far in Ireland. It’s really caught people’s imaginations and we’ve been blown away by the positive response it’s received.

"There’s been huge interest in the film from the UK so we can’t wait for audiences over there to see it."

Now heading into its fourth week of release in Ireland, the crime drama is still screening in 60 cinemas across the country with five new openings set for this weekend.

Directed by Mark O’Connor, Cardboard Gangsters also stars Fionn Walton (Out of Here, What Richard Did) and Kierston Wareing (Fish Tank, EastEnders) and follows a group of Dublin pals.

They decide to become wannabe gangsters and attempt to gain control of the drug trade in Darndale on Dublin north side, chasing the glorified lifestyle of money, power and sex.

John Connors plays Jay Connolly, a part-time DJ and low-level drug dealer. When his welfare is cut off he decides it’s time for him and his gang to enter the big leagues.

This attracts the attention of the local King Pin and sets Jay down a violent and bloody path.

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