Sinéad O’Connor and Shane McGowan join Easter Rising film


Sineád O'Connor and Shane McGowan have joined a film project that will tell the story of Seán McDermott – one of the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising.

O’Connor is expected to star in the film, while McGowan will write an original song for the score. Most of the cast have yet to be confirmed.

Director Kevin McCann said the film will “tell the truth about the most defining cultural and political episode in recent Irish history, the moment when Ireland stepped out of famine towards freedom”.

McCann said he had “great respect for [O’Connor] as an artist and an individual”.

The singer said she wanted to make the film to capture the “spirit in the Irish people at that time”.

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