Farrell wins best actor at Venice

Colin Farrell has won best actor at the 79th Venice International Film Festival for his performance in Martin McDonagh’s THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN. McDonagh took best screenplay for a film that received rave reviews and tumultuous ovations following its premiere early last week. Farrell must now be in a strong position to secure his first Academy Award nomination. Gleeson is also likely to compete — either in best actor or in best supporting actor. The two men reunite with McDonagh for the first time since working together on the much-admired IN BRUGES 14 years ago.

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Farrell’s Venice triumph

Colin Farrell received an approximate 13-minute standing ovation at the Venice Film Festival premiere of THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN. The 46-year-old Irish actor reunites with Brendan Gleeson and director Martin McDonagh in the forthcoming drama about two men whose life-long friendship is abruptly ended. When Farrell’s Pádraic sets out to repair the damaged relationship, Gleeson’s Colm delivers a shocking ultimatum.

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THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN trailer

Searchlight Pictures has released an official trailer for BANSHEES OF INISHERIN, the upcoming drama starring Emmy winner Brendan Gleeson and Golden Globe winner Colin Farrell. The movie is scheduled to hit the theaters on October 21. The film marks the latest collaboration between the award-winning actors, who previously starred together in the 2008 dark crime comedy IN BRUGES. The upcoming film also reunites them with director Martin McDonagh.

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Farrell in THIRTEEN LIVES

Colin Farrell will star in THIRTEEN LIVES, a new film depicting the aquatic rescue of 12 young footballers from a cave in Thailand. The film follows the expedition to save the youngsters and their coach, who became trapped after the cave flooded in 2018. Directed by Ron Howard, the film stars Farrell and Viggo Mortensen as divers John Volanthen and Richard Stanton respectively.

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Farrell to star in SUGAR

Apple TV+ has announced a series order for SUGAR, a new genre-bending series hailing from creator and executive producer Mark Protosevich with Colin Farrell attached to executive produce and star in the lead role. SUGAR becomes Farrell’s latest TV role following HBO anthology TRUE DETECTIVE. Exact plot details for the show remain under wraps, aside from the fact that it is described as a genre-bending contemporary take on the private detective story set in Los Angeles.

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Farrell’s indie film round-up

From THE LOBSTER to IN BRUGES, Colin Farrell’s indie filmography features some of his best movies. His first couple of movies in Hollywood were not commercially successful either, but eventually he began to appear in larger and more profitable films. However, the hidden gems in Farrell’s filmography are within his body of work in the independent film scene. Farrell has starred in a wide variety of arthouse and independent movies, working with directors like Sofia Coppola and Yorgos Lanthimos. With an eclectic mix of period, thriller, and comedies, Farrell’s career is impressive in terms of its depth.

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Farrell in PENGUIN spin-off series

Castleknock’s own, Colin Farrell, who is starring in THE BATMAN, will portray the DC Comics villain The Penguin in a limited spin-off series for the US streaming service HBO Max. As well as starring in the TV series, Farrell will also serve as an executive producer, alongside Matt Reeves. The Penguin is one of the most famous villains from the Batman comics and the character is known for his top hat, monocle, and multiple lethal umbrellas.

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