The UK's FilmFour and Stephen Woolley and Neil Jordan's production outfit Company Of Wolves have teamed with Miramax Films on Conor McPherson's The Actors, a comedy starring Michael Caine, Dylan Moran, Michael Gambon, Lena Headey, Miranda Richardson and Ricky Gervais.

FilmFour International will handle international sales, while Miramax has taken North American rights. Regular FilmFour partner Senator Film Production will handle German speaking territories, while FilmFour Distributors will release the film in the UK.

The story of two struggling, eccentric actors starts shooting 11 March for nine weeks in Dublin, Ireland. Redmond Morris of Four Provinces Films and Woolley and Jordan are producing.