Olivia Colman In Tralee Area This Summer To Film Movie Written By Local Woman

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Olivia Colman seen here in The Crown.

OSCAR-WINNING actress Olivia Colman will be in the Tralee area this June as she is starring in a film written by a local woman.

‘Joyride’ was written by Tralee native Ailbhe Keogan and will be filmed in Tralee and other parts of Kerry this summer. It’s described as a foul-mouthed feelgood fairytale, where Olivia Colman’s character, Joy, finds herself in a stolen car with a 13 year old boy racer and a new-born baby.

A casting call has also been issued for the young actor to play the 13 year old boy, who will be the co-lead in the movie, alongside the multi award-winning star of The Crown and The Favorite.

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The movie will be directed by Emmy-winning director Emer Reynolds and Elaine Grainger Casting is looking for a boy aged between 11 and 16 to apply for the role of the 13 year old. No previous acting experience is required for the role.

You can apply via email to egirishfilm@gmail.com with your name, where you are based, a recent photo, and any acting experience or just a little about yourself. Parents are requested to email on behalf of minors.

According to casting director Elaine Grainger, Olivia Colman was hugely impressed with the script by Ailbhe Keogan who is a board member of the Kerry International Film Festival and now lives in Castlegregory.

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