Colin Farrell’s new formed production banner Chapel Place Productions has selected Irish crime drama ‘The Ruin’ for its first production, teaming the Irish star with producer Lee Magiday, with whom he worked with on Yorgos Lanthimos’s ‘The Lobster.’

The film is based on Dervla McTiernan’s Galway-set thriller novel following detective Cormac Reilly as he is thrown back into a case from 20 years before involving two children whose mother died of an overdose. Through the eyes of the detective we see into dark corners of Ireland including police corruption and abuses in the church.

McTiernan’s debut novel, ‘The Ruin’ is the first in the Cormac Reilly series. It has been published in the U.S., the UK, Ireland, New Zealand and Australia, where it was a top ten best-seller. A sequel novel, ‘The Scholar,’ was published in March 2019. The latest novel in the series, ‘The Good Turn,’ arrives in 2020.

Magiday will produce through her newly founded banner, Sleeper Films, with Australia’s Hopscotch Features also on board.