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Dream role for Irish actor Simon Delaney in big-budget US movie

Ken Sweeney Entertainment Editor

Published 26/09/2012 | 05:00

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ACTOR Simon Delaney is set to make his breakthrough in a Hollywood movie.

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The Irish Independent can reveal that the Lusk man is to play Vince Vaughn's brother in 'Starbuck', which is being described as one of the biggest comedies to be released in the US next year.

"I've come close to getting big roles before but finally I've landed something on a scale beyond my wildest dreams," Simon Delaney told the Irish Independent.

Studio Dreamworks are behind the big budget movie, a remake of a 2011 French Canadian film, in which Vaughn plays a middle-aged man whose life is turned upside down after he learns that he has fathered 533 children through sperm donation, all of whom want to meet him.

Delaney landed the role by accident while in New York shooting a new film 'Can A Song Save Your Life' by 'Bachelors Walk' and 'Once' director John Carney.

"I had a few days off and just turned up to meet the casting agent. I was amazed when I got a call yesterday to say I had the role. Amazed because I'm playing Vince's brother, a New Yorker who works in the family meat-packing business. There's nothing Irish about any of it," he added.

The 40-year-old will travel to the US to begin shooting the new film on October 8.

Irish Independent

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