Irish star wins top prize at Sundance

Congratulations go out to Jack Reynor (‘Transformers: Age Of Extinction,’ ‘Delivery Man’ ‘What Richard Did’) for scoring the World Cinema Special Jury Prize for Acting at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival this past weekend.

Wicklow native Reynor received the accolade for his role in ‘Glassland,’ a drama about a young taxi driver (Reynor) who gets caught up in the world of human trafficking while trying to save his mother from addiction.

The Dublin-set film, the second feature from acclaimed Irish writer-director Gerard Barrett, co-stars Toni Collette (‘A Long Way Down’), Will Poulter (‘The Maze Runner’), and Michael Smiley (‘A Field in England’).

‘Glassland’ had its World Premiere at last year’s Galway Film Fleadh, where it shared Best Irish Film with Terry McMahon’s ‘Patrick’s Day.’

Reynor is currently deep in production on Jim Sheridan’s ‘The Secret Scripture.’ The period drama, filming in Ireland, co-stars Rooney Mara (‘Trash’), ‘The Hobbit’ star Aidan Turner, Vanessa Redgrave (‘Foxcatcher’), Eric Bana (‘Deliver Us from Evil’) and Theo James (‘Divergent’).

GLASSLAND opens in Irish cinemas April 17th, 2015.