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Ciarán will speak Russian again

Ciarán will play the director of a Russian spy agency in Red Sparrow, a thriller directed by Francis Lawrence, expected in the theaters on November 10.

Based on Jason Matthews’ espionage novel, Red Sparrow tells the story of Russian intelligence officer Dominika Egorova, who is drafted against her will to become a Sparrow, a trained seductress. She is assigned to operate against a CIA officer who handles the agency’s most sensitive penetration of Russian intelligence, and falls for him, to the point of considering defection.

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Martin Scorsese’s Silence will have a Northern Irish cast

Ciarán will star alongside his longtime friend Liam Neeson in Silence, Martin Scorsese’s pet project for almost two decades, a story about the challenges faced by Jesuit missionaries attempting to spread Christianity in 17th century Japan, based on Shusaku Endo’s novel.

“The subject matter is very close to my heart. I’ve been working on it since I first read the book in 1989”, Scorsese said. “It deals with spiritual matters in a concrete, physical world; a world where invariably the worst of human nature is revealed.”

Ciarán will play Alessandro Valignano (1539-1606), the Italian missionary who oversaw Jesuit activity in Asia for over thirty years.

Silence is expected to be released in time for the 2016 awards season.

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New project filming in Berlin

Ciarán joins the cast of Agent 47, currently filming in Berlin.

Directed by Aleksander Bach, it is Fox International’s sequel to the 2007 action movie Hitman, inspired by a video game. It is the story of a genetically engineered assassin, whose strength, speed, and intellect are above the human norm.

Ciarán’s role has not been disclosed yet. Let’s guess it will not be very romantic…

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McCanick: trailer



McCanick will premiere at the Toronto Film Festival on September 9th.

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Closed Circuit



“You do get a sense of what’s at stake…” Closed Circuit is set to open in theaters on August 28th.

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The Sea premiered at Edinburgh International Film Festival



The Sea, tells the story of Max Morden who has just lost his wife. Struggling with his grief, he takes a vacation in the village he visited as a young boy. Once there, he is assailed by reminiscences of one particular summer. Coping with his current problems as a writer, and dealing with what he saw when he was a child, he has to learn that the key to his redemption is facing the past.

“Subtle, well acted, but ponderous drama about a man escaping grief by returning to a place where he suffered another loss”, “austere, haunting and superlatively acted film”, according to some reviewers, will The Sea fulfill our hopes of seeing Ciarán playing an intelligent and sensitive character, something he excels in?

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Closed Circuit first trailer unveiled



The first trailer and poster for John Crowley’s upcoming thriller Closed Circuit have just been unveiled.

Eric Bana and Rebecca Hall team to defend an international terrorist accused of setting a bomb at a popular marketplace. While investigating the case (with the assistance of closed circuit cameras hence the title), they discover a deeper conspiracy involving British Intelligence and find out that MI5 will stop at nothing to keep their secrets.

Closed Circuit is set to open in theaters on August 28th.

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The Sea: some news at last!

According to the The Irish Film & Television Network’s newsletter, the long awaited project is about to see the light of day.The Sea will be shot in Ireland for broadcast on RTÉ.

The backing of John Banville himself and serious financial expectations make it reasonable to think that this time, it won’t be only a rumour. Ciarán’s costars will be Rufus Sewell and Sinéad Cusack with whom he played at the National Theatre last year.

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The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby

Ciarán is currently shooting Ned Benson’s ambitious double feature The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby, alongside James McAvoy and Jessica Chastaing.

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Ciaran Hinds president!

The most popular Democrat since Kennedy!