Writer/director John Patrick Shanley talks to Movies.ie about adapting his Pulitzer Prize and Tony-winning play Doubt for the big screen

Writer/director John Patrick Shanley (Moonstruck) adapts his Pulitzer Prize and Tony-winning play Doubt for the big screen, keeping all the themes that made the original work such a hit on stage.


Set in a Bronx Catholic school in 1964, “Doubt” sees Meryl Streep play the sternly traditional Sister Aloysius, who is quickly convinced by the meek Sister James (Amy Adams) that liberal Father Flynn (Philip Seymour Hoffman) may have been a little too close to one of the students.


A former Marine and the son of an Irish immigrant father, Paul Byrne recently met with the Oscar winning director to discuss the film’s controversial plot, the differences between it and the stage production, his near twenty-year absense from film and his plans for future:





“Doubt” is in Irish cinemas now.