Sir Roger Moore is returning to the big screen afte a 10-year gap to star in Connemara Days, a fictional film about the making of the 1952 classic The Quiet Man.
Described as a romantic comedy, the film will be made in the Irish village of Cong, the same location where the Hollywood original, which starred John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara and was directed by John Ford, was filmed.
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The Irish Times reports that the film will be directed by Kevin Connor and produced by Belfast company Causeway Pictures with support from Fáilte Ireland.
The former James Bond star will be joined by fellow cast members Aidan Quinn, Geraldine Chaplin, Stacy Keach and others on the project. Sir Roger is also listed as an executive producer.
The Connemara Days plot concerns an 18-year-old girl, Heather O’Dea, who falls for one of Ford’s assistant directors. Also lined up to act in the film are Sarah Bolger and Thomas Dekker. In a statement issued yesterday by Fáilte Ireland, Moore said he was very excited to be part of a ‘delightful project’.
‘The Quiet Man was undoubtedly the best movie John Ford ever directed. It is also one of my all-time favourite films,’ he said. ‘The opportunity to revisit the time when Hollywood arrived in Ireland to shoot it was simply too delicious an opportunity to miss.’
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