For his next film, Jim Sheridan is seizing upon a true story about the Maze Prison escape, which was known as the Great Escape when the story unfolded in Northern Ireland. The three-time Oscar-nominated writer-director behind such superb films as In the Name of the Father, My Left Foot, The Field, In America and The Boxer has just cast Cillian Murphy (Dunkirk, Inception) and Fifty Shades star Jamie Dornan to lead the cast, with Pierce Brosnan in talks to also join H-Block. The script originally was written by Tony Devilin and Gavin McCloskey, and Sheridan and Nic Sheff are working on a shooting script. It’s about an escape from the maximum-security prison that became a source of propaganda used by the IRA.
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