Magazine article Screen International

Cosmo Jarvis, Barry Keoghan to Star in 'Calm with Horses' for DMC, Altitude, Film4 (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

Cosmo Jarvis, Barry Keoghan to Star in 'Calm with Horses' for DMC, Altitude, Film4 (Exclusive)

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Michael Fassbender exec producing Irish-set drama with IFB backing.

‘Calm With Horses’

Cosmo Jarvis (Lady Macbeth), Barry Keoghan (The Killing Of A Sacred Deer) and Niamh Algar (The Drummer And The Keeper) will lead the cast of director Nick Rowland’s feature debut Calm With Horses for Michael Fassbender’s DMC Films.

Altitude Film Sales has boarded international rights and, through its distribution label, will partner with Element Pictures Distribution for the film’s release in the UK and Ireland.

Calm With Horses is based on a novella from the collection of award-winning short stories Young Skins by Irish writer Colin Barrett. Joe Murtagh has adapted the screenplay, his debut feature.

Set in rural Ireland, the film follows ex-boxer Arm who has become the feared enforcer of the drug-dealing Devers family while trying to be a good father to his autistic five-year-old son. Torn between these two families, Arm is asked to kill for the first time, and his attempt to do the right thing endangers everyone he holds dear.

Shooting is due to get underway on May 14 across the counties of Galway and Clare in Ireland.

DMC Films, the production company founded by Michael Fassbender and Conor McCaughan, have developed the project with Daniel Emmerson (now in-house producer at DMC) and Film4. DMC will co-produce with Irish outfit Element Pictures.

Emmerson is producing with Fassbender and McCaughan serving as executive producers for DMC. Further exec producers are Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe for Element Pictures, Sam Lavender and Daniel Battsek for Film4, Celine Haddad for the Irish Film Board and Sarah Dillon for the WRAP Fund. …

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