As anyone who lives around Bray will tell you, Kilruddery Estate regularly features in the movies.
For example, it's appeared in 'The Count of Monte Cristo', 'Angela's Ashes', Ron Howard's 'Far and Away', not to mention TV shows like 'The Tudors' and 'Into The Badlands'. So it goes that another movie is featuring the place, although this time it's a horror - 'The Turning', based on Henry James' 'The Turning of the Screw'.
Mackenzie Davis plays a young nanny who's sent to a remote manor in Maine to take care of two children, played by 'Stranger Things' alum Finn Wolfhard and 'The Florida Project' breakout Broklynn Prince. As you'd expect with these things, it's not long before things begin to take a creepy turn (wahey!) and the kids appear to be involved.
Steven Spielberg is involved as producer, and was even seen around Wicklow helping out with the production, however it's Floria Sigismondi behind the camera doing the actual directing. The story itself is a classic of horror, and was adapted in 1961 as 'The Innocents', starring Michael Redgrave and Deborah Kerr. Interestingly enough, there's a connection between that movie and this one, as Joely Richardson is set to play an unspecified role. Richardson is the daughter of Vanessa Redgrave and the granddaughter of Michael Redgrave, who starred in 'The Innocents'.
Not only that, the coming second season of 'The Haunting of Hill House' is based on the same novella, hence the title 'The Haunting of Bly Manor'.
Here's the trailer. 'The Turning' hits Irish cinemas on January 24th, 2020.