It's all about the Irish today when it comes to casting news.

As we reported earlier, our own Jack Reynor will be joining Benedict Cumberbatch and Cate Blanchett in Andy Serkis' retelling of Jungle Book.

Meanwhile, Drumcondra native and Game of Thrones alum Aiden Gillen will be joining the cast of Guy Ritchie's King Arthur film. Set in medieval Londonium, Arthur (Sons of Anarchy's Charlie Hunnam) is a street urchin who, with his band of criminals, leads an extraordinary rebellion against a tyrant king (Jude Law) who murdered his father (Eric Bana) and stole the throne of England. 

With the help of the sword Excalibur, Arthur leads his band of misfits against the tyrant in a battle for the ages. 

The sweeping fantasy epic has begun production and is scheduled for release in 2016.