Jon Bernthal, Richard Armitage and Tom Holland have joined the Irish action thriller that XYZ Films sells worldwide.

Production on the seven-week shoot is set to commence in April on the tale of 13th century monks whose faith is tested when they escort a monastery’s holiest relic to Rome.

The shoot will take place in the West Coast of Ireland and the Ardennes region of Belgium.

Brendan Muldowney will direct from a screenplay by Jamie Hannigan, with Conor Barry and John Keville of Dublin-based Savage Productions and Benoit Roland of Wrong Men North on board to produce.

Pilgrimage was developed with the assistance of the Irish Film Board and Creative Europe. The Irish Film Board finances alongside the Broadcasting Authority Of Ireland, Wallimages and the Wallonia Cultural Fund.

XYZ Films serves as executive producer and initially announced the project at last winter’s AFM. It jointly handles US sales with WME Global.