Peaky Blinders Star Cillian Murphy is sure to entertain fans for years to come as the actor has taken on another exciting film role.
The Irish actor who will play the main character in Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer due out this summer, has just joined the feature adaptation of Claire Keegan’s promising novel Small Things Like These.
Ben Affleck and Matt Damon’s label Artists Equity has approved the project, which will also star Ciarán Hinds and Emily Watson.
The story of hope and quiet heroism is set in Ireland in 1985 and follows Bill Furlong (Murphy), who uncovers information kept underground by his town’s monastery.
Director Tim Mielants, who also worked with Murphy Peaky Blindersis directing while Edda Walsh has written the screenplay.
Murphy expressed his enthusiasm for the project. “I am honored and excited to have the opportunity to bring Claire Keegan’s wonderful novel to the screen,” said the actor.
“We assembled an amazing creative team to make this film, and we found great partners in AE, a studio led by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck — actors and filmmakers I’ve admired for many years.”
Murphy was most loved for his portrayal of Tommy Shelby Peaky Blinders, which ended last year after six seasons. A planned film adaptation might be in the works though, man Peaky Blinders Actor Daryl McCormack denied having any knowledge of the project.
“It’s something I haven’t actually heard about. I’ve been asked a number of times, but I haven’t heard any news about it yet,” McCormack said.
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