US feature film Leap Year brings 150 jobs to the Irish film industry
The US feature film ‘Leap Year’ staring Amy Adams (Doubt, Enchanted) and Matthew Goode (Watchmen) has been green lit to go into production in Ireland at the end of this month.
Scripted by Simon Beaufoy, who won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for Slumdog Millionaire, ‘Leap Year’ has an Irish budget of $16.5 million which will be spent directly on Irish crew and services.
The film tells the story of Adams who plays an American
woman travelling to Ireland to propose to her boyfriend on February 29.
She ends up getting lost in the Irish countryside on her journey, where
she meets a local inn keeper played by Goode and they both set out to
find her beau in Dublin.
The film is directed by Anand Tucker (When Did You Last See Your Father?) and will prep and shoot in various locations throughout the country over a 4-5 month period creating 150 jobs for local crew and hiring approximately 1500 extras during this time.