Official Irish Trailer for Jim Sheridan’s The Secret Scripture Launched

Posted February 22, 2017 by Suzanne Murray in News

Following on from its Irish premiere at the Audi Dublin International Film Festival over the weekend, the official Irish trailer for Jim Sheridan’s The Secret Scripture has been released. The film will be released in Irish cinemas on Friday 24th March.

The feature film adaptation of Sebastian Barry’s Man Booker Prize-winning novel stars Academy Award© nominee Rooney Mara (Carol, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo), Academy Award© winner Vanessa Redgrave, Eric Bana (Munich), Theo James (Insurgent) along with Jack Reynor (Glassland), Aidan Turner (The Hobbit) and Tom Vaughan-Lawlor (The Infiltrator).

It centres around Rose McNulty (Vanessa Redgrave), an elderly woman who has lived in state institutions for over 50 years. Despite her bleak surroundings there is a light in her eyes that cannot be extinguished. Dr. Stephen Grene (Eric Bana) is drawn to her, compelled to discover her past and help gain her freedom.  Through Lady Rose’s ‘scripture’, a life of extraordinary love and great injustice emerges, revealing a remarkable young woman of courage, whose only crime was to fall in love. Set against a backdrop of an emerging Irish state in the 1940’s in which female sexuality and independence unsettled the colluding patriarchies of church and nationalist politics, we learn of her ultimate triumph.

Filmed on location in Dublin, Kilkenny and Sligo, the film was co-written by Johnny Ferguson and Jim Sheridan and was produced by Noel Pearson and Rob Quigley for Ferndale Films with funding from the Irish Film Board, Ingenious Senior Film Fund and Apollo Media.

The Secret Scripture will be released in Ireland by Wildcard Distribution on behalf of Vertigo Releasing.