More top actors have joined the cast list of a major new film to be made in Donegal and Northern Ireland this year.
Pierce Brosnan, Helena Bonham Carter and Gabriel Byrne will star in “Four Letters of Love,” directed by Polly Steele.
The film will begin shooting in February in Northern Ireland before moving to the Dungloe area of west Donegal.
With the recent success of “The Banshees of Inisherin” and “The Quiet Girl”, there is much excitement about this latest Irish drama.
Based on the novel of the same name by Niall Williams, the film is about a ‘lyrical love story’ set in Dublin and on an island off the west coast of Ireland.
The stellar cast will also include Dublin-born stars Fionn O’Shea (26) and Ann Skelly (26).
Four Letters of Love tells the story of Nicholas (O’Shea) and Isabel (Skelly) as two strangers who are destined to meet.
Brosnan, of James Bond fame, will take on the part of Nicholas’ troubled father William, who leaves his job as a Dublin civil servant for the life a painter on an island in the west of Ireland.
Gabriel Byrne (The Usual Suspects) will be playing Isabel’s father, a poet and headmaster at the island’s local school, with Bonham Carter (Harry Potter) playing his wife.
This latest film production in Donegal is another major win for the Donegal Film Office, which has been praised for bringing major projects to the county in recent years, including heels of Star Wars which was filmed in Inishowen in 2017, God’s Creatures starring Paul Mescal (2021) and In The Land of Saints and Sinners (Liam Neeson) which was shot in south west Donegal last year.
Four Letters of Love will be distributed worldwide by Cornerstone, who will launch the project at the European Film Market this month.
On the film, Alison Thompson and Mark Gooder of Cornerstone, the distributor of the film, said: “Irish story-telling is riding a wave of success in the international marketplace, and we’re delighted to bring this beautiful romantic modern classic to the European Film Market for buyers to enjoy.”