Sunday 21 October 2018

Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara's Irish visit called off over storm

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 28: Joaquin Phoenix (L) and Rooney Mara applaud during the Closing Ceremony of the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 28, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 28: Joaquin Phoenix (L) and Rooney Mara applaud during the Closing Ceremony of the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 28, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Sean O'Grady

Dublin was set for an A-list invasion last evening as Hollywood actors Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara were set to walk the red carpet at the Savoy for their new film, Mary Magdalene.

Unfortunately, the Beast from the East prevented the actors' fans from catching a glimpse of them in the capital as they were left stranded in London thanks to Storm Emma.

"They wanted to come over, but unfortunately they were another casualty of the Beast from the East this week," a source said of the pair.

"The weather is just as bad in London as it is here, so they were stuck at the airport.

The film is a biblical drama with The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo star playing Mary Magdalene and Oscar nominee Phoenix plays Christ.

The flick also features The Lion King star Chiwetel Ejiofor as Peter.

The sold-out screening, which was part of the Audi Dublin International Film Festival, still went off without a hitch but without the red carpet.

Game Of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Walden managed to make his way to the capital before the worst of the weather set in and walked the red carpet for his new film, 3 Things.

The festival has attracted home-grown talent as well this year, with Barry Keoghan and Vikings star Moe Dunford turning out for the premiere of famine thriller Black 47 last week.

Other films still set to be shown at the festival include An American In Paris, Vampirina and Hannah, all tomorrow.

Irish stars who have attended the event in pre- vious years include Saoirse Ronan, and other big names were Alan Rickman, Vanessa Redgrave, Angela Lansbury and Sex And The City star Kim Cattrall.

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