Loach heads to lovely Leitrim for next film

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - NEWS - dclarke@irish­times.com

It’s of­fi­cial. Ken Loach’s next film will be shot in Ire­land. Co-pro­duced by El­e­ment Films, and avail­ing of fund­ing from the Ir­ish Film Board, Jimmy’s Hall tells the story of Ir­ish so­cial­ist Jimmy Gral­ton. The pic­ture, co-writ­ten by Loach reg­u­lar Paul Laverty, fol­lows the hound­ing of Gral­ton by the Ir­ish au­thor­i­ties and his even­tual de­por­ta­tion to the US in the 1930s. The script is de­rived from a play by Donal O’Kelly. The pro­duc­ers plan to shoot the film in Gral­ton’s na­tive Leitrim.

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