Cillian Murphy, Jim Broadbent and Brendan Gleeson have signed to star in Perrier's Bounty, a Parallel Films and Number 9 Films production. The film will be directed by Ian Fitzgibbon (A Film With Me In It) from a script by Mark O'Rowe (Boy A, Intermission).
Perrier's Bounty will be produced by Alan Moloney from Parallel Films and Stephen Woolley and Elizabeth Karlsen from Number 9 Films, whose last production How To Lose Friends & Alienate People opened Number 1 at the box office in UK and Ireland and has grossed over $7m so far at the box office. Optimum has taken UK and Irish rights, while HanWay will handle worldwide sales.
Set in contemporary Dublin, Perrier's Bounty is a comedy-thriller featuring three unlikely fugitives on the run from gangster supremo, Perrier, who is desperate to retain his pride and cash after the accidental murder of one of his loyal gang.
Murphy (The Edge of Love, The Wind That Shakes the Barley) is set to play the lead, with Broadbent (Hot Fuzz, The Chronicles of Narnia) as his long-lost father. Gleeson (In Bruges, the Harry Potter films) will take the role of Perrier.
The film shoots from November 10 on location in Ireland. It will be Ian Fitzgibbon's second feature following A Film With Me In It, which debuted last weekend in Ireland.