'Three Day Millionare' will see the famed Irish actor return to the realm of comedy films once again.
Colm Meaney has been announced as the lead actor in a comedy film from a new UK production company.
Shush Films have in the past predominantly worked on commercials, but have branched out into TV and film in recent years. 'Three Day Millionaire' is only their second feature film. Their first, 'Destination: Dewsbury', was released in 2019.
Jack Spring, who directed 'Destination: Dewsbury' will return to helm this next feature, with a script by Paul Stephenson, and both share ownership of the indie production company. Spring made his directorial debut at the age of just 19, making him the UK’s youngest feature film director.
Pitched as a black comedy, the film will follow a gang of trawlermen who, after being unfairly laid off, decide to carry out the heist of the century in their hometown of Grimsby, UK.
Joining Colm Meaney for his new comedy film will be Robbie Gee from 'Snatch' and 'Small Axe' and Jonas Armstrong from 'The Bay' and 'The Drowning', Melissa Batchelor from 'I May Destroy You', Lauren Foster from 'Holby City', and James Burrows and Sam Glen from 'Coronation Street'.
Finglas-born Colm "Jaysus" Meaney, known for his iconic Irish film roles in 'The Snapper' and 'War of the Buttons', as well as his 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' role as Chief Miles O'Brien, has a number of projects on the horizon.
Filming is already underway on 'Three Day Millionaire', with a 2022 release date attached. Meaney also has four other projects currently in post-production, including a religious thriller 'Confession' and a horror entitled 'Unwelcome' with 'Derry Girls' star Jamie-Lee O'Donnell.