Quinn saga to hit the big screen

Plans are in motion to produce a movie on the infamous Sean Quinn, his dealings, his downfall and more than likely the huge amount of supporters that stood by him.

Plans are in motion to produce a movie on the infamous Sean Quinn, his dealings, his downfall and more than likely the huge amount of supporters that stood by him.

The life of Sean Quinn from billionaire to bankruptcy and jail is due to be made into a movie by Producer James Mitchell – who produced the hit movie ‘Ordinary Decent Criminal’, starring Kevin Spacey.

It is understood that the double Oscar-winner Spacey is indeed being touted as a candidate for the lead role, with Omagh-born actor Gerard McSorley also in the frame.

The cameras are set to start rolling on the as-yet-untitled movie some time in 2013.

Emmy award-winning Belfast man Ron Hutchinson is penning the script for the Quinn film. Dublin-based Soho Moon Productions is behind the planned movie.

Its representative, Sarah Walsh, said the film about the tycoon and his family had been given the green light for production.

She added: “We would hope to start production in the New Year.”

James Mitchell, who owns Soho Moon Pictures, has visited Fermanagh on a fact-finding mission.

Whether the film will be biased towards or against Sean Quinn is yet to be known, locations for filming have not been announced but it will be expected that some filming will be based around the border region.