There's been a lot of ambiguity surrounding the directorial debut of 'Lord of the Dance' star Michael Flatley. Now the feature will finally screen to the public, reports Variety.
'Blackbird', which Flatley co-wrote and financed, will open the Monaco Streaming Film Festival.
As well as directing and writing the movie, Michael Flatley plays its titular, troubled secret agent.
Now retired, Victor Blackley, aka Blackbird, hopes to have escaped his troubled past by opening a swanky nightclub in the Caribbean.
However, a fellow agent, and a former flame, shows up. Soon the former MI6 operative finds himself on an assignment which holds millions of lives in the balance.
Eric Roberts ('The Expendables', 'The Dark Knight') and Patrick Bergin ('Sleeping with the Enemy') co-star.
Tony Davis, the Monaco film festival’s founder, said: "Michael Flatley’s debut feature film is such a pleasant surprise — he brings his renowned stage presence and energy, which we have all experienced over the past 25 years, to the big screen in a gripping romantic thriller.
"'Blackbird' is beautifully filmed in stunning exotic locations, and a brilliant supporting cast help Flatley deliver something his legions of fans all over the world are going to love – he’s quite simply a star."
Flatley added: "I wanted to make a modern movie reminiscent of old Hollywood.
"The classics were always entertaining without being excessively violent or complicated.
"We shot the movie in Barbados, Ireland and London, capturing some of the most cinematically picturesque locations on film, all of which have a special place in my heart.
"I’m honoured to be showing ‘Blackbird’ at the inaugural Monaco Streaming Film Festival.
"It’s an innovative venture and opens the doors globally to a rapidly evolving digital marketplace."
The Monaco Streaming Film Festival runs from July 3-6.
Check out our deep dive on 'Blackbird' below.