Kenneth Branagh directs an all-star cast in his latest offering, set in Belfast during the 1960s.
'Belfast' will hit cinema screens later this year, which is expected to be an uplifting and joyous story about a young boy named Buddy (played by newcomer Jude Hill) who is discovering the world through the various residents of the city in Northern Ireland.
Set during the tumultuous beginnings of the troubles, the coming-of-age story will star Jamie Dornan ('Fifty Shades of Grey') and Caitríona Balfe ('Ford v. Ferrari') as Buddy's father and mother, while Judi Dench ('Chocolat') and Ciarán Hinds ('Munich') will play his grandmother and grandfather. Lara McDonnell ('Artemis Fowl') will also appear as Buddy's friend Moira.
Kenneth Branagh wrote, produced and directed the movie, which he has described as his "most personal film" he's ever made. Branagh was born in Belfast in 1960 before he and his family moved to England when he was nine.
The official tagline for the movie reads: "From lauded director Kenneth Branagh, and starring an acclaimed ensemble cast, Belfast is a personal and joyful story about the power of memory, set in late 1960s Northern Ireland. At the centre of the film is Buddy, a young boy on the cusp of adolescence, whose life is filled with familial love, childhood hijinks, and a blossoming romance. Yet, with his beloved hometown caught up in increasing turmoil, his family faces a momentous choice: hope the conflict will pass or leave everything they know behind for a new life."
Here's the trailer for 'Belfast'.
'Belfast' arrives in Irish cinemas on November 12.