Leap Year Comes To Ireland March 17, 2009 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.