Magazine article Screen International

Reynor, Colette Topline Gerard Barrett's Glassland

Magazine article Screen International

Reynor, Colette Topline Gerard Barrett's Glassland

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Transformers star Jack Reynor, Toni Colette, Will Poulter, Michael Smiley aboard Element Pictures drama.

Gerard Barrett's sophomore feature Glassland has attracted a hot cast including What Richard Did and Transformers star Jack Reynor [pictured], Toni Colette, Will Poulter and Michael Smiley.

The shoot is due to get underway on January 8 in Dublin on the Element Pictures feature.

Glassland tells the story of a young taxi driver (Reynor) who gets tangled up in the world of human trafficking while trying to save his mother (Collette) from addiction.

26-year old writer-director Barrett won the 2013 Irish Film and Television Awards Rising Star Award for debut feature Pilgrim Hill, which he also produced and edited.

Ed Guiney and Juliette Bonass are producing for Element Pictures in association with Nine Entertainment. Finance comes from the Irish Film Board and Element Pictures. The executive producer is Andrew Lowe.

Guiney described Pilgrim Hill as "undoubtedly one of the most impressive debut films we have seen in a very long time... [Gerard] is an amazing film-maker and a brilliant new voice."

Guiney, producer of The Guard, Shadow Dancer and Frank, also produced Irish actor Reynor's breakout feature What Richard Did, directed by Lenny Abrahamson. …

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