Hollywood stars for new Sligo film

Sebastian Barry’s novel ‘The Secret Scripture’ is set to be adapted into a feature film with filming due to take place in Sligo next year.

Sebastian Barry’s novel ‘The Secret Scripture’ is set to be adapted into a feature film with filming due to take place in Sligo next year.

Hollywood actresses Jessica Chastain and Vanessa Redgrave have both signed on to play young and oldversions of the main character, a Sligo woman who keeps a diary of her many years confined to a mental hospital in Roscommon.

The book shortlisted for the Man Booker prize in 2008 is set to be adapted into a film by Noel Pearson.