IFTN has news that principal photography for a new Irish comedy thriller, ‘The Guard’, has commenced in Spiddal, Co. Galway. The feature marks the directorial debut film of John Michael McDonagh (Ned Kelly) who has also wrote the film, Brendan Gleeson and Don Cheadle are set to play the leads.
Other Irish acting talents featured include Liam Cunningham , Fionnula Flanagan, Pat Shortt and David Wilmot.
The press release for the film says: "Sergeant Gerry Boyle is a small-town cop with a confrontational personality, a subversive sense of humour, a dying mother, a fondness for prostitutes, and absolutely no interest whatsoever in the international cocaine-smuggling ring that has brought FBI agent Wendell Everett to his door.
"However, despite the fact that Boyle seems more interested in mocking and undermining Everett than in actively working to solve the case, he finds that circumstances keep pulling him back into the thick of it."