Having originally been slated for production in March of this year, feature film ‘Easter Sixteen’ produced by the LA based Marathon Pictures will now go into production in Dublin this September.
Based on one of Ireland’s most significant events ‘Easter Sixteen’ the film will mark the directorial debut feature by Irish actor Jason Barry (Titanic) and will star Guy Pearce (LA Confidential) as Padraig Pearse and Ian Hart (Finding Neverland) as Thomas Clarke. The actor for the role of James Connolly has yet to be confirmed.
Produced by Barry’s business partner Nicola Charles from Marathon Pictures, the screenplay was penned by Brendan Foley (Johnny Was) and Shelly Goldstein (JoJo's Circus)
The film’s budget looks to be in the domain of $25 million.