Irish actor Aidan Gillen (‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘The Wire,’ ‘Queer As Folk’) is set to portray literary genius James Joyce in the upcoming indie ‘James and Lucia,’ with Robert Mullan writing and directing.

The film tells of Joyce’s final few years with his wife Nora in Paris and Zurich. As he tries to complete Finnegans Wake, he struggles with his fading eyesight, and searches for ‘cures’ for the so-called madness of his beloved daughter, Lucia.

Morris Ruskin of Shoreline Entertainment, Jesus Gonzalez’s Calach Films, and Mullan’s Sisyphus Films are on board to produce, and according to Deadline, the plan to get the film into production early 2018 in Dublin and Luxembourg.