Ronan Keating to return home for film role
SINGER Ronan Keating is returning to Irish shores to shoot a film based on a Man Booker prize-nominated novel.
The former Boyzone star will share the screen with Luke Hemsworth and Mark Strong in new film 'The Riders'.
The upcoming feature, which will be shot on location in Ireland this year, is adapted from Tim Winton's 1995 Man Booker prize-nominated novel of the same name. The plot focuses on an Australian man living in Ireland who is searching for his missing wife. "It's not a comedy," Keating told the Irish Independent. "It's very serious and very dark."
The singer and his partner Storm Uechtritz were in Dublin at the weekend for the Irish premiere of Australian film 'Goddess' at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival. Keating plays the lead role of James Dickens.
The festival came to a close last night with a screening of the light-hearted comedy 'The Stag', which stars 'Sherlock' actor Andrew Scott.
Scott was the star attraction and chatted to the 800-strong crowd gathered at Dublin's Savoy cinema.
"I'm very excited to hear the Irish reaction. It's a big night for us and has been a long journey," Scott told the Irish Independent. 'The Stag' follows a group of close male friends as they embark on a raucous stag weekend. It hits Irish cinemas on March 7.