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Brendan Gleeson Off To Calvary
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09 February 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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Brendan Gleeson Off To Calvary

Brendan Gleeson and his Guard director John Michael McDonagh had such a fine old time working together that they’ve been making plans to reunite on a film ever since that one wrapped. Now, the new movie is actually in the works, with Gleeson set for Calvary alongside Chris O’Dowd, Kelly Reilly and Aidan Gillen.

As opposed to the drunken, corrupt cop of The Guard, the new dark comedy will follow Father James Lavelle, a priest with a good heart whose mission in life is to make the world a better place. But he’s constantly disappointed by the hateful, argumentative and downright bitter attitudes of the other inhabitants in his small county town. And then events take a turn into even darker territory when his life is threatened during confession…

With Gleeson as Lavelle, there’s no word on who the rest of the cast will play. McDonagh has once again written the script and will direct, and producer Chris Clark is already at the European Film Market tracking down sales for the film. We doubt it’ll be a tough sell…

Gleason will next be seen in Denzel Washington thriller Safe House, which arrives on February 24.


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