Demian Bichir Joins Irish “Runaway”

Demian Bichir (“Che”) is set to star in the Irish indie drama “The Runway” for Fastnet Films says The Hollywood Reporter.

The story is based on the true story of a South American pilot who crashed near a town in County Cork in 1983. The townspeople came together to build a runway to get the pilot home and briefly inspired the nation.

Short-film director Ian Power, who also wrote the script, makes his directorial debut on the film. Kerry Condon (Rome) and Jaime Kierans co-star while Brendan McDonald and Macdara Kelleher will produce.