Brendan Gleeson saddles up for 'The Cup'

Film recounts 2002 Melbourne Cup

Brendan Gleeson has joined the cast of Simon Wincer’s "The Cup," a film about the 2002 Melbourne Cup horse race, which begins filming this summer in Australia. He will play legendary Irish horse trainer Dermot Weld.

The film is being produced by Wincer and Lance Hool of Silver Lion Films, with financing from Village Roadshow, Screen Australia and Film Victoria. Myriad Pictures will handle worldwide sales for the film in North America and territories outside of Australia, Singapore, New Zealand and Greece, which will be distributed by Village Roadshow. 

Kirk D'Amico, CEO and president of Myriad, and Village Roadshow's Joel Pearlman are exec producing along with James M. Vernon, Greg Sitch and Peter DeRauch.
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