Thursday 18 July 2019

Amy Huberman stars as 'rugger mum' in new Handsome Devil movie in which BOD choreographed rugby scenes

Kirsty Blake Knox

Kirsty Blake Knox

Amy Huberman is to play the part a "rugger mum" in upcoming feature film Handsome Devil.

The mum-of-two joins a cast which includes Sherlock star Andrew Scott, Michael McElhatton, Hugh O'Conor and IFTA-winning actor Moe Dunford.

The film will see Huberman team up with former The Clinic co-star Norma Sheahan - who also plays a rugby mum.

Set in a fee-paying private school, Handsome Devil is a coming-of-age story that pokes fun at Ireland's rugby culture.

The film is being directed by John Butler - the man behind 2013 hit film The Stag.

Earlier this month, the film's producers enlisted Huberman's husband and former Ireland captain Brian O'Driscoll to choreograph several of the rugby scenes.

Moe Dunford, who plays the part of rugby coach Pascal, said working with O'Driscoll was an incredible experience.

"I had played rugby for two years when I was in school, but I was a little rusty," he said.

"Having Brian on set was incredible. There's no better man to show you the ropes."

The principle actors were on location in Cork yesterday filming several crowd scenes with 45 school pupils.

"It's a great film to work on," Dunford said. "The cast are fantastic and it's a brilliant script."

Rising stars Nick Galitzine, who starred in dance movie High Strung, and Fionn O'Shea will take on the lead roles.

Keith Duffy's son Jay will play a school boy in the movie, which is due for release next year.

"The two lead actors Fionn and Nick have real chemistry together," Dunford said.

Moe, who also stars in TV series Vikings, will swap the film set for the streets this October when he sleeps rough to raise awareness about homelessness.

The screen star will sleep out in Cork's historic City Gaol with 40 other participants on October 16 to help raise funds for homeless charity Focus Ireland.

As part of his campaign, Moe is also of offering one person the chance to be an extra in Vikings.

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