Famine blockbuster movie scaled-down

Published 05/02/2014 | 05:28

DROGHEDA'S dreams of visiting Hollywood heartthrobs have been dashed, as the much-rumoured 'Famine' movie will now be a scaled-down version, with voluntary actors, and proceeds going towards UNICEF.

Filmaker Ömer Sarikaya, who had promised stars like Colin Farrell, Pierce Brosnan and Leonardo Di Caprio would appear in his Famine-inspired movie, was in Drogheda last week as part of a Turkish delagation.

Instead of the multi-million dollar epic it was hoped would grace our shores, the movie will be a scaled-down version, with actors from Ireland, Turkey and the UK working as volunteers, and money raised going to charity.

'There has been a slight change of plan and it will now be a charity film, which will begin shooting in June,' explained Ömer at a reception in the Mayor's office last Thursday. 'We will shoot one part in Ireland, one in the UK and another in Turkey, using actors and actresses from each country. We hope to film somewhere near Drogheda, as we would like to use a port.'

Drogheda Independent

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