Jim Sheridan’s Prison Film On Hold

Cillian Murphy’s involvement is now in question after production on filmmaker Jim Sheridan’s next film, “H Block,” has been postponed with no word of when it will resume.

Sheridan (“In America,” “My Left Foot,” “In the Name of the Father”) helms the true story tale which deals with the Maze Prison escape in Northern Ireland, the biggest breakout in both British and Irish history.

Thirty-eight prisoners escaped from the maximum-security H-Block in a violent exit that saw twenty injured. Only half the inmates were recaptured, and the story became a source of propaganda used by the IRA.

Jamie Dornan (“Fifty Shades of Grey”) leads the cast which also includes Pierce Brosnan in a key role. Murphy had a small window in his schedule to shoot an important role before he had to resume work on the BBC’s “Peaky Blinders”. Now all the actor’s schedules will have to be adjusted.

Tony Devilin and Gavin McCloskey penned the first draft with Sheridan and Nic Sheff finishing a shooting script. Dylan Sellars (“St. Vincent,” “Southpaw”) is producing.

Source: Deadline