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Actor Simon Delaney. Photo: Mark Condren

Actor Simon Delaney. Photo: Mark Condren

Actor Simon Delaney. Photo: Mark Condren

THEY are fast becoming Hollywood royalty, so it is no surprise that Irish actors Simon Delaney and Jack Reynor are being snapped up for jobs.

But it seems the pair, who star alongside Vince Vaughn in his latest flick, Delivery Man, are too busy to promote their new film.

No star-studded Irish premiere of the big-budget flick will take place ahead of its nationwide release this Friday.

And the actors will not be present at any screenings of the movie, which was shot in New York in 2012.

"We won't have any stars of the film over to Ireland for an official premiere," a source told the Herald.

"We tried to set up a screening that Jack and Simon could attend, but they are just too busy with work commitments at the moment.

"It's a good sign for Irish acting talent, but they weren't available to do any press this week."

Reynor, who returned to Ireland in November after wrapping up filming on blockbuster Transformers 4, spent a quiet Christmas with his family and girlfriend Madeline Mulqueen in Wicklow.

However, it is back to the grind today for the 21-year-old who begins filming on his new movie, Glassland, in Dublin.

Reynor will play the lead role in the film, which tells the story of a young taxi driver in Dublin who, while trying to save his mother from addiction, finds himself caught up in the world of human trafficking.

It is a world away from big-budget action flicks and the LA lifestyle for the What Richard Did star who enjoyed kicking back and shooting hoops with his Transformers co-star Mark Wahlberg.

 

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Meanwhile, fellow Delivery Man actor Delaney (inset) has had a busy time of late after directing this year's Beauty and the Beast pantomime at The Olympia Theatre.

The Moone Boy star, who has appeared in US legal drama series The Good Wife and thriller series Touch across the Atlantic, said he could not care less if critics slate his work.

"I couldn't give a sh*te," he said.

"If you were worried about what critics said, you'd never leave the house."

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