Sunday 25 March 2018

Love/Hate's Killian Scott and Peter Coonan swap gangster for hipster roles in new film


Elaine McCahill

Love/Hate's Killian Scott and Peter Coonan - who played gangsters Fran and Tommy in the crime series - are set to play a pair of hipsters in their new film, which will hit screens next month.

The duo will star in the Irish film Get Up and Go, about a pair of Dublin lads trying to make it on the music and comedy circuit.

The movie chronicles a hectic 24 hours in the life of would-be comedian Colin (Scott) and frustrated musician Alex (Coonan).

When Alex's girlfriend tells him she's pregnant, he refuses to allow her to derail his long-held plan to escape to London.

Emma Eliza Regan
Emma Eliza Regan

The movie also stars Gemma-Leah Devereux, Sara Lloyd-Gregory, Emma Eliza-Regan and Sarah McCall.

Emma (24) plays one of the boys' love interests and says she thinks the film will resonate with young people.

"I think it's going to be a really good summer film," she told the Herald.

"It's really funny and they're deciding whether to stay in Dublin or move to London which is very topical at the moment and I think people can relate to that," she said.

"My character is one of the women that they encounter on a night out. They're trying to chat me up but I've got a boyfriend so I have to turn them down," she added.

"Dublin itself is a character in this movie. Anyone who has lived in Dublin in their 20s will relate to it.

"I think that's why it's going to be great, people in their 20s trying to figure out life," she said.

Lots of locations across the city feature - including the Fumbally Cafe, the Screen Cinema, and the Globe and the International bars.

Peter recently said he was delighted to move away from his iconic character in Love/Hate.

"It's upbeat with a comedic element but it's a drama at the heart of it, but it was a great experience to get into a different role, far removed from Fran, closer to something I'd be dealing with myself," he said.

"It was great working with Killian again," he added.


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