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Wednesday 23 July 2014

Amy jets out for a Stag party in Toronto ... without the Hangover

Kirsty Blake Knox

Published 29/08/2013|07:37

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Amy Huberman & Guests attend the Evening Reception for CREATE 2013 at Brown Thomas, Dublin, Ireland - 27.08.13. Pictures: Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM *** Local Caption *** Amy Huberman
Amy Huberman & Guests attend the Evening Reception for CREATE 2013 at Brown Thomas, Dublin, Ireland - 27.08.13. Pictures: Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM *** Local Caption *** Amy Huberman

ACTRESS Amy Huberman is to walk the red carpet at the Toronto International Film Festival.

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Irish film The Stag, in which she stars, is to get a glitzy premiere at the festival and all its main stars are set to attend.

Directed by John Butler, The Stag has been dubbed Ireland's answer to The Hangover.

It was shot in Co Wicklow last year and producer Claire McCaughley says it will feel like a reunion when they all fly out.

"We'll all be flying together," she said.

"So it'll feel like a reunion. We held a small crew screening earlier this year but not everyone could attend so this will be all of us. There's a big enough contingent going so it should be a lot fun."

But Claire says life will not imitate art and insists the cast will not get embroiled in too many debauched antics while in Toronto.

"I don't think there will be much 'stag like' activities while we're out there -- we'll be well behaved," she laughed.

The film follows fastidious groom-to-be Fionnan and his friends as they venture into the Wild West of Ireland for an unforgettable stag weekend.

Chocolat star Hugh O'Connor plays Fionnan, while Andrew Scott, who played Moriarty in BBC TV series Sherlock, is his best man.

Amy Huberman
Amy Huberman

"It is a big deal to premiere there because it's a big festival," Claire explains. "We're really looking forward to it and the Irish release in spring."

And Claire says she's interested to see if the Irish sense of humour translates in Canada. "It'll be the first time watching it with a big public audience," she says.

The Stag isn't the only Irish film showing at TIFF, Life's A Breeze, The F Word, Stay, The Sea, and Jimi Hendrix biopic All Is By My Side were all filmed on Irish soil and will be screened during the course of the festival.

 

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