An upcoming Irish drama film will see the Oscar-winning actress return to Ireland.

According to reports, Olivia Colman will lead the cast in the next big Irish film due to begin filming in the new year, entitled 'Joyride'.

In 'Joyride', Colman will play a woman named Joy. A bit of an odd-ball character, Joy will go on the run with her new-born baby and a "cheeky street urchin" by her side.

The project has quite a number of impressive Irish talent behind it and will be helmed by Irish director Emer Reynolds. The director won an Emmy in the past for her NASA documentary 'The Farthest', and she also directed the recent Phil Lynott documentary 'Songs For While I'm Away'.

Ailbhe Keoghan wrote the script, which was developed with Screen Ireland. Aoife O’Sullivan and Tristan Orpen Lynch will produce for Dublin production company Subotica.

Filming of 'Joyride' is expected to begin early next year along the west coast of Ireland. No other casting announcements have been revealed as of yet.

Reynolds said this of her next project: "We’re thrilled to have the wonderful Olivia Colman, an artist of such incredible talent, intelligence and depth – not to mention comedic brilliance. It’s going to be a pleasure harnessing her rawness and her comedy and, vitally, the profound bravery that is visible in all her work."

And this isn't Colman's first foray over to Ireland, either. You'll remember that she played a key role in the Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz-led eerie comedy-drama 'The Lobster' from 2015. Filming on the dystopian movie took place in county Kerry and Dublin city.

The next time we'll see Colman on our screen will be 'The Crown' season four which arrives on Netflix this Sunday, November 15.

Via Deadline.