WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY director to film his latest feature in Ireland
‘The Wind that Shakes the Barley’ director Ken Loach is set to return to Ireland this summer to film a new feature film inspired by Jimmy Gralton.
The film entitled JIMMY’S HALL will see Loach team up with Barley screenwriter Paul Laverty and producer Rebecca O’Brien to tell the story of Leitrim man Jimmy Gralton. In 1921 Jimmy and his pals built a dancehall at a rural crossroads in Ireland, which turns out to be a big mistake…
The film is set to film in Ireland in the late summer and will be produced by Sixteen Films, Element Pictures and French partners, Why Not and Wild Bunch. Financiers include Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board.
Loach previously directed ‘The Wind that Shakes the Barley’ which was set in Ireland around the war of independence. The film picked up the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival and was released to critical acclaim and box office success in 2006.