By Tom Deignan Netflix is Continuing to Rely on Irish to Lure Viewers Among the streaming giant’s latest offerings is a true-crime documentary called Sophie: A Murder in West Cork, which revisits the 1996 death of a French woman who’d been staying at her Irish vacation home. This is just the latest Netflix documentary with strong Irish links. There is also Surviving … [Read more...] about Hibernia: Irish Eye On Hollywood
℘℘℘ In other adaptation news, Irish actress Ruth Negga has taken a lead role in a highly anticipated film called Passing, based on the groundbreaking novel of the same name. Passing will also star Tessa Thompson (who appeared in the Irish Famine era TV show Copper) and be directed by actress Rebecca Hall. Passing is based on the novel by Nella Larsen. Published in 1929, it … [Read more...] about You Won’t Want to “Pass” on this.
The impact Irish creators and their characters had on the funny, and not-so funny, papers is examined ℘℘℘ Later this year, Hollywood funnyman Seth Rogen (This is 40, Knocked Up) and his regular collaborator, Evan Goldberg, will begin overseeing production of a new Amazon series called The Boys, a kind of next-generation comic-book drama set in a world where superheroes have … [Read more...] about Jiggs and Maggie and More…
Following Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for her star turn in Loving, Ruth Negga is beginning to rub elbows with A-list stars. The Ethiopian-born, Irish-raised actress will appear alongside Brad Pitt, Donald Sutherland, and Tommy Lee Jones in the sci-fi epic Ad Astra, due out next year. The film will be written and directed by James Gray, best known for gritty urban … [Read more...] about Irish Eye on Hollywood:
Ruth Negga Blasts Off
Ruth Negga isn’t just an actress; she’s a movie star. ℘℘℘ About ten minutes into Loving, director Jeff Nichols’s remarkably powerful new film about a couple whose court challenged ended the interracial marriage ban in America, something quickly becomes clear: Irish and Ethiopian actress Ruth Negga, 34, isn’t just a talented screen presence, she’s a bona fide movie star. Cast … [Read more...] about The “Loving” Star Power of Ruth Negga