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Amy's Stag is going to the States with different title

AmY Huberman's career has been given a big boost with the news that her latest movie is to be screened in the US.

But to prevent it from getting lost in translation, the producers of The Stag have renamed it The Bachelor Weekend.

The makers of the comedy, which features mother-of-one Amy (34) alongside Hugh O'Connor and Andrew Scott, secured major distribution in the US but gave the Irish movie an alternative title as they felt that fans in the US would not know what the term "stag do" meant.

Film titles regularly differ when it comes to targeting European and American markets.


Roscommon native Chris O'Dowd's 2009 film The Boat that Rocked was renamed Pirate Radio in the US, while the big screen adaptation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was changed to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.

Avengers Assemble was given the title The Avengers for cinema- goers in the States, and the British film The Ghost was renamed The Ghost Writer.

The Stag, directed by John Butler, will go on general release across the Atlantic next month after featuring in the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival in New York.

The popular festival was established by Robert De Niro and producer Jane Rosenthal in 2003 and has a reputation for daring films.

Also getting a nod is Antonia Campbell Hughes' film The Canal. It follows a family who move into a period house by a canal and the subsequent suspicions of the father that his wife is cheating on him.

It will have its world premiere at the festival on April 18. The Irish have been doing well on the overseas festival circuit this year.

In January, Brendan Gleeson and Aidan Gillen's Calvary was shown at Sundance in Utah, as was Oscar nominee Michael Fassbender's Frank.