October 02, 2012 10:55am PT by Stuart Kemp
'Calvary': Dylan Moran, Marie Josée Crozé and Isaach De Bankolé Join the John Michael McDonagh Film
LONDON -- Dylan Moran (Run Fat Boy Run), Marie Josée Crozé (The Diving Bell and The Butterfly, Tell No One) and Isaach De Bankolé (The Limits of Control, Casino Royale) have signed up to star alongside Brendan Gleeson, Chris O’Dowd, Kelly Reilly and Aidan Gillen in John Michael McDonagh's follow-up to his debut, The Guard.
Billed as a dark comedy drama, McDonagh's Calvary began shooting in County Sligo, Ireland, this week and also includes Domhnall Gleeson (Anna Karenina, True Grit), Pat Shortt and David Wilmot.
McDonagh's sophomore film details the story of a good priest tormented by his community.
McDonagh, whose first film starred Gleeson, said: "It is with great excitement, bordering on tumescence, that I am looking forward to collaborating once more with Ireland's greatest actor, Brendan Gleeson, and working with the finest ensemble cast ever assembled in the history of Irish cinema."
Calvary is produced by Chris Clark and Flora Fernandez Marengo of Reprisal Films and James Flynn of Octagon Films.
"I would like to thank the Irish Film Board, and the BFI, for their continuing support for filmmaking that seeks to escape from the tiresome, rarefied confines of Dublin 4. Up the West" McDonagh added.
UK sales banner Protagonist Pictures is handling international sales for the film.
Deals are already inked for Canada (Alliance Momentum), Australia/ New Zealand (Transmission), Middle East (Front Row) and CIS (CP Digital).
Calvary is due for theatrical release in 2013 and will be distributed by Momentum Pictures in the UK and Ireland.