Lionsgate lands the North American rights for the historic drama Small Issues Like These, starring Cillian Murphy and Emily Watson


Lionsgate snags the North American rights to Cillian Murphy and Emily Watson’s historic drama Small Issues Like These.

Lionsgate is snapping up the North American distribution rights for Cillian Murphy’s newest function, Small Issues Like These. Primarily based on the acclaimed novel by Claire Keegan, the historic drama explores a darkish secret saved in a convent and the daddy who uncovers the tough fact. Murphy produces Small Issues Like These along with his starring function with Emily Watson (Gosford Park, Punch-Drunk Love, Breaking the Waves) co-starring.

Tim Mielants (Wil, De Patrick, The Responder) directs Small Issues Like These from a script by Enda Walsh. The next description arrives courtesy of Lionsgate’s official press launch:

Small Issues Like These, which was the opening evening movie enjoying in competitors on the Berlin Movie Competition this 12 months and gained a Silver Bear for Emily Watson’s efficiency, takes place over Christmas in 1985, when devoted father Invoice Furlong (Murphy) discovers the startling secrets and techniques being saved by the convent in his city, and a few surprising truths about his personal life as properly.

Murphy and Alan Moloney produce by way of their Massive Issues Movies banner with financing from Ben Affleck and Matt Damon’s Artists Fairness studio.

“We are incredibly proud to bring this film to audiences. Claire Keegan’s book is a captivating, heart-wrenching, and empathetically told story of a character who uncovers not only a local mystery, but also discovers who he really is,” stated Adam Fogelson, Chair of the Lionsgate Movement Image Group. “Cillian is at the peak of his powers, both as an actor and a producer, and it’s exciting to work with Matt and Ben to distribute a film they have shepherded so lovingly. It’s especially meaningful for us to be distributing in Ireland, where we are confident audiences will embrace the film.”

“Especially since Small Things Like These marks the first project from Big Things Films, I’m particularly pleased Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions will bring it to audiences in Ireland, the US and UK. Making the film was labor of love; I can’t wait to talk about it. We are enormously grateful to Artists Equity for their unwavering support throughout this process,” stated Murphy. “From the moment we shared the script, they have been there for us, and we are immensely grateful for their philosophy and partnership.”

Cillian Murphy is using excessive after the success of Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer, wherein Murphy starred because the “Father of the Atomic Bomb” J. Robert Oppenheimer. Along with Small Issues Like These, Murphy is reteaming with Danny Boyle for 28 Years Later, the third movie within the 28 Days Later franchise.

Concerning the Creator

Born and raised in New York, then immigrated to Canada, Steve Seigh has been a editor, columnist, and critic since 2012. He began with Ink & Pixel, a column celebrating the magic and evolution of animation, earlier than launching the companion YouTube sequence Animation Films Revisited. He is additionally the host of the Speaking Comics Podcast, a personality-driven audio present specializing in comedian books, movie, music, and extra. You will hardly ever catch him with out headphones on his head and pancakes on his breath.

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