Barry Keoghan has replaced his fellow Oscar nominee Paul Mescal in Bring Them Down, a feature drama currently filming in Ireland.
Mescal was previously attached to Bring Them Down alongside the British actor Tom Burke (Living, Strike). Burke has been replaced by the American actor Christopher Abbott (Catch-22, It Comes at Night).
Entertainment trade publication the Hollywood Reporter says the film also stars Colm Meaney (Gangs of London, Star Trek), Nora-Jane Noone (Wildfire, Brooklyn), Paul Ready (Motherland, The Terror), and Susan Lynch (Happy Valley, Unforgotten).
Bring Them Down "follows Michael (Abbott), the last son of a shepherding family who lives with his ailing father, Ray (Meaney).
"Burdened by a terrible secret, Michael has isolated himself from the world.
Barry Keoghan Replaces Paul Mescal in Mubi's Irish Drama ’Bring Them Down,’ First Look Revealed https://t.co/57Zlos3OeT— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) February 23, 2023
"When a conflict with rival farmer Gary (Ready) and his son Jack (Keoghan) escalates, Michael is drawn into a devastating chain of events, forcing him to confront the horrors of his past and leaving both families permanently altered."
Bring Them Down is the feature debut of writer-director Chris Andrews, who previously made the award-winning shorts Stalker and Fire.
A European co-production, Bring Them Down includes the Irish company Tailored Films among its producers and is made in conjunction with Fís Eireann/Screen Ireland and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI).
Mescal will be among the guests on Friday's Late Late Show on RTÉ One and the RTÉ Player.