Irish actors Niamh Algar and Aisling Bea have been cast in the ensemble crime-thriller Sweet Dreams, described by its writer-director Carl Tibbets as "Fargo in England".

Entertainment trade website Deadline reports that Calm with Horses star Algar and This Way Up's Bea will be joined by Paapa Essiedu (Gangs of London), Mia Goth (Suspiria) and Nick Frost (Hot Fuzz) in the film, which it says "charts a series of unfortunate coincidences that bring the overreaching ambitions of a bunch of petty criminals to a nasty end".

Algar will play the police chief trying to put a stop to the mayhem.

Niamh Algar

The plan is to film Sweet Dreams in the last quarter of 2020.

Director Tibbets (Black Mirror, The Woman in White) hailed his "fantastic cast" for the "action-packed, pitch-black, ensemble crime-thriller".

"Think No Country for Old Men, Fargo in England and In Bruges and Shallow Grave," he added. "Funny, dark, violent and heartwarming; it has it all."

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