Irish trio Colin Farrell, Cillian Murphy and Gabriel Byrne have joined the cast of the coming-of-age tale At Swim-Two-Birds for Parallel Pictures. Brendan Gleeson will direct the film and also co star. Farrell, Murphy and Byrne have all worked with Gleeson before, most recently Gleeson and Farrell starred in the brilliant little gem,In Bruges
An adaptation of Irish author Flann O'Brien's seminal metaphysical novel, At Swim Two Birds follows a 19-year-old student who sees the fictional characters in the play he's writing intertwining with the people in his life. The plot operates on many levels, incorporating plots within plots and includes elements of farce, satire and fantasy.
The film will mark the directorial debut of actor veteran Irish actor Brendan Gleeson. It sounds like a very ambitious project and it will certainly be interesting to see how this actor turned director handles his role on the opposite side of the camera. The question is, will this actors directorial debut be of Ben Affleck goodness (Gone Baby Gone
) or of Ed Norton badness (Keeping the Faith
Source- Dark Horizons