Cannes: Peter Mullan's 'Paradise' Creates Buyer Buzz

9:00 PM PST 05/17/2013 by Stuart Kemp
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Updated: The script about the founding of legendary Scottish soccer team Celtic Football Club is billed as "Gangs of New York" meets "Field of Dreams."

Writer/director/actor Peter Mullan's Paradise, a movie about the founding of legendary Scottish soccer team Celtic Football Club by a priest in 1887, is creating buzz among buyers.

The movie, billed as Gangs of New York meets Field of Dreams in Victorian Glasgow, is being shopped in Cannes by movie director and producer Peter Broughan.

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Broughan, whose directing résumé includes Rob Roy, told The Hollywood Reporter he was exceptionally busy because he has a "project that everyone wants."

The movie details the story of Irish Marist priest Brother Walfrid, who founded the soccer club at a catholic church in Glasgow on November 6, 1887.

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Celtic became the first British club to win the European Cup in 1967. The team is one of the most supported sporting entities in the world and is estimated to have more than a million fans in the U.S. alone.

Broughan is a lifelong fan of the team, nicknamed "the Hoops."

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