9 September 2015

'Pursuit' reworks Diarmuid and Gráinne

Update: since the original article, TV3 has announced that it will broadcast Pursuit on Sunday, 20 March 2016 at 9 p.m., after which it will be available on the 3Player.

Writer/director Paul Mercier's new road movie and crime thriller Pursuit premieres at IMC Tallaght tonight, with President Michael D. Higgins in attendance.

The modern take on the ancient Irish legend of Diarmuid and Gráinne will go on release in IMC cinemas across Ireland on 18 September.

Ruth Bradley (Grabbers, Humans, Love/Hate) and Barry Ward (Jimmy's Hall) lead a very strong Irish cast including Liam Cunningham, Brendan Gleeson, Owen Roe, Don Wycherley, Dara Devaney, Dónall Ó Héalaí, Ciarán O’Brien, Emmet Kirwan and a Skoda Octavia RS.

Paul Mercier was a founding member of the Passion Machine theatre company. His plays have received numerous awards, and he directed the hit Irish-language teenage series Aifric for TG4. His1986 stage play Studs was adapted for film in 2006, starring Brendan Gleeson.