Ralph Ineson, Susan Lynch Join 'Here Are the Young Men' (Exclusive)
The Irish coming-of-age drama also stars 'The Witch' breakout actress, Anya Taylor-Joy.
Ralph Ineson and Susan Lynch have joined the cast of Here Are the Young Men, reuniting the two less than a year after they starred together in Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One.
The film, an Irish coming-of-age drama from director Eoin C. Macken, will also see Ineson reunited with his The Witch co-star, Anya Taylor-Joy, who was announced in August. Other cast members include Dean-Charles Chapman (Game of Thrones, Breathe), Finn Cole (Peaky Blinders, Dreamland), Ferdia Walsh-Peelo (Sing Street, Vikings), Lola Petticrew and Conleth Hill.
Adapted from Rob Doyle’s acclaimed Irish novel of the same name, Here Are the Young Men is set in 2003, where, in one last summer of adolescence, an aimless teenager named Matthew (Chapman) is pulled into a world of nihilistic and toxic masculinity by his charismatic friend Kearney (Cole). Matthew yearns after his childhood sweetheart Jen (Taylor-Joy), an independent girl on her own trajectory, while their precocious friend Rez (Walsh-Peelo) starts to succumb to paranoia.
The film, produced by Richard Bolger (Cardboard Gangsters) and Noah C. Haeussner (Arctic), is being made with the support of Screen Ireland. Foton.Pictures’ (The Little Hours, Dave Made a Maze) Carlos Cuscó and Emerson Machtus, Glanzrock Productions’ Andrew Davies Gans, as well as the recently formed production and financing company Heart of Darkness Pictures partnered for the film’s production. Paul W.S. Anderson, Conor Barry and Michael Raimondi are serving as executive producers, and Edwina Casey is co-producing.
Macken, alongside his work as a director and novelist, is also known for his acting, including upcoming roles in George R.R. Martin's Syfy/Netflix series, Nightflyers, and the Netflix feature Close. He was recently seen in Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, as well as playing the lead in Sony/NBC's The Night Shift. Macken also wrote, directed and starred in his latest feature, Leopard, alongside Jack Reynor and Tom Hopper.
Macken is represented by ICM, Magnolia Entertainment and Troika. Ineson is represented by Gersh, while Susan Lynch is represented by Troika.