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‘The Escapist’ World Premiere At Sundance
04 Dec 2007 :
Rupert Wyatt’s ‘The Escapist’, shot on location in Ireland, is set to receive its World Premiere screening at the Sundance Film Festival (17 – 26 January 2008).

‘The Escapist’, shot on location in Dublin over four weeks in February 2007, boasts a formidable cast of Brian Cox (Troy, The Bourne Identity), Damian Lewis (Band of Brothers, Stormbreaker), Joseph Fiennes (Shakespeare In Love), Dominic Cooper (The History Boys), Stephen Macintosh (The Jacket, Small Engine Repair), and Irish actor Liam Cunningham (The Wind That Shakes the Barley).

Produced by Dublin company Parallel Films, the pic is a tense prison escape thriller set within the subterranean tunnels beneath London. It follows a life convict (Cox) who, after 13 years behind bars, learns the tragic news that his estranged daughter is near death in hospital. Desperate to make peace, he hatches a plan and enlists a group of inmates to help him escape.

‘U2-3D’, co-directed by Irish director Catherine Owens, will also premiere at the fest. The film is a 3-D concert pic of U2's Vertigo tour shot at seven different shows in Latin America.

As previously revealed on IFTN, rounding out the Irish contingent at Sundance is Irish director Martin McDonagh’s feature debut ‘In Bruges’, starring Colin Farrell (Intermission, Miami Vice) and Brendan Gleeson (Troy, Beowulf), which will open the festival on January 17th.

For a full festival line-up go to www.sundance.org/festival.

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