IT will be a case of lights, camera and action in a north county Dublin town soon when scenes for a new film starring Brendan Gleeson are filmed.
Work on the set for ‘Calvary’ took place in Rush last week, with locals set to get a glimpse of some of the country’s top film stars.
‘Calvary’ is a black comedy drama written and directed by John Michael McDonagh, best known as the writer–director of ‘The Guard’, which also starred the Northside actor.
Filming for McDonagh’s latest project began in Sligo last month and has now moved to Rush.
Chris O'Dowd, Kelly Reilly, Aidan Gillen and Isaach de Bankolé will star in the film alongside Gleeson, a former teacher at the now defunct Belcamp College.
In ‘Calvary’ Gleeson plays a priest who is a good man intent on making the world a better place. However, he is continually shocked and saddened by the spiteful and confrontational inhabitants of his small country town.
One day, his life is threatened during confession, and the forces of darkness begin to close in around him.
The production company received permission from Fingal County Council to use Harbour Park for filming.
A spokeswoman for the council said they liaised with Rush Community Council and the production company in this regard.
“The production company has agreed to make a contribution to Fingal County Council for the use of Harbour Park and this will be spent in the local area in consultation with Rush Community Council,” she stated.
“It is expected that the entire project will take between four and six weeks.
“During this time the site will be secured and monitored by the production company and will be restored to its original condition on completion of filming.”
‘Calvary’ will be released in 2013.More Information - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2234003/