Saturday 21 September 2019

Colin Farrell goes behind camera to produce Galway based thriller

Colin Farrell stars in Dumbo (Conor McCabe/Pendulum Summit/PA)
Colin Farrell stars in Dumbo (Conor McCabe/Pendulum Summit/PA)

Actor Colin Farrell will take a step behind the camera to produce thriller film The Ruin.

The film is based on Dervla McTiernan’s 2018 book of the same name and will be produced by Chapel Place Productions.

The newly formed Chapel Place was set up by Farrell with his sister and manager Claudine Farrell.

The brother and sister duo will team up with producer Lee Magiday - who previously worked with farrell on The Lobster.

Written by Dervla McTiernan, ‘The Ruin’ tells the story of police officer Cormac Reilly who discovers two neglected children in a crumbling house in Galway, their mother dead upstairs from an overdose.

Twenty years later, when another body is found, Reilly is drawn back to the cold case that has haunted his career, uncovering shocking secrets about police corruption and abuses of the church, and questioning who among his colleagues he can trust.

Dervla McTiernan, a former lawyer from Cork, moved to Perth in 2011.

It's been a crazy few years and a particularly big week this week, for sure. There is a lot of good stuff going on," she said.

Her second book, The Scholar, was published earlier this year and the third, The Good Turn, willl be published early next year.

Speaking about the project Magiday said, “I’m excited to be working with Troy and Andrew and teaming up again with Colin and Claudine on such thought-provoking material. The Ruin is a brilliant debut – Dervla has created an atmospheric, resonant and intricately woven story with deeply affecting characters. It offers an intimate and compelling view of Galway, a city driven by its history.”

In Bruges and True Detective star Farrell has movies Voyagers, Eve and The Gentlemen in post-production and TV series The North Water due to shoot soon.

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