‘Dean-Charles Chapman from Game Of Thrones, Finn Cole from Peaky Blinders, The Witch star Anya Taylor-Joy, and Ferdia Walsh-Peelo from Vikingshave joined the cast of Here Are The Young Men backed by Screen Ireland.
Written and directed by Eoin C. Macken, It is set to start principal photography in later this month.
The film is adapted from Rob Doyle’s acclaimed Irish novel of the same name and, per its official synopsis, “is set in 2003, where in one last summer of adolescence, an aimless teenager named Matthew (Chapman), is pulled into a world of nihilistic toxic masculinity by his charismatic friend Kearney (Cole). Matthew yearns after his childhood sweetheart Jen (Taylor-Joy), an independent girl on her own trajectory, whilst their precocious friend Rez (Walsh-Peelo), starts to succumb to paranoia.”
Filmmaker Eoin C. Macken is also a novelist and actor. He’ll next be seen on the George R.R. Martin Syfy/Netflix series “Nightflyers,” as well as the Netflix feature “Close.” Fans of the “Resident Evil” films might also recognize him from “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter.” His latest effort, “Leopard,” which he wrote, directed, and starred in alongside Jack Reynor and Tom Hopper recently wrapped.
The film is being produced by TYM Productions’ Richard Bolger and Union Entertainment Group’s Noah Haeussner, with Edwina Casey co-producing. Paul W.S. Anderson, Andrew Davies Gans, Conor Barry, and Michael Raimondi are serving as executive producers. The film will be produced by Irish production company TYM Productions with support from Screen Ireland.