Hot young UK actress Romola Garai has joined the cast of Damien O'Donnell's Inside I'm Dancing which will film in Ireland for eight weeks from October 20.

Garai (I Capture the Castle) has just finished shooting Vanity Fair with Mira Nair and will be seen early next year in the Dirty Dancing sequel, Havana Nights

Garai will take the leading role of Siobhan opposite James McAvoy and Steven Robertson in Inside I'm Dancing, an unconventional buddy movie in which one disabled man becomes the catalyst for another's liberation from institutional care.

Developed and produced by James Flynn and Jaunita Wilson at Dublin's Octagon Films, Inside I'm Dancing will be an Ireland/UK co-production between Octagon Films and WT2, backed by the Irish Film Board, private equity, Section 481(Irl) and sale and leaseback (UK).

It will be O'Donnell's first Irish feature having directed East Is East and Heartlands in the UK.