Barry Keoghan has confirmed he will star in Martin McDonagh's The Banshees of Inisherin alongside Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson.

In August it had been reported that the 28-year-old Dublin star had joined the project alongside Tipperary native Kerry Condon, well known for her role in Better Call Saul.

Announcing the news on Twitter, Keoghan posted a picture of the script with his name printed on it, along with the caption: "Only the best." He added a shamrock emoji to the tweet.

Keoghan and Farrell previously starred alongside one another in Yorgos Lanthimos' The Killing of a Sacred Deer.

The Banshees of Inisheri tells the story of a pair of lifelong friends on a remote Irish island who find themselves at an awkward time in their relationship when one of them no longer wants to be friends.

Searchlight Pictures has secured the worldwide rights to The Banshees of Inisherin, which will be writer-director McDonagh's fourth feature film following In Bruges (2008), Seven Psychopaths (2012) and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017).

Farrell, Gleeson and McDonagh previously struck comedy gold when they worked together on In Bruges - the story of two hapless hitmen who have to go into hiding in the Belgian city.

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Farrell subsequently won a Golden Globe in 2008 for his performance in the film. Gleeson was also Golden Globe-nominated, with McDonagh Oscar-nominated for his screenplay.

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