Leading entertainment company, Arclight Films is presenting the anticipated screen adaptation of Here Are The Young Men, written and directed by filmmaker Eoin C. Macken, to buyers for the first time at the upcoming American Film Market, announced the company’s chairman and CEO, Gary Hamilton. Currently in post-production, the film is adapted from Rob Doyle’s acclaimed Irish novel of the same name.
Travis Fimmel has joined the previously announced cast which includes Dean-Charles Chapman (“Game of Thrones”, “1917”) Finn Cole (“Peaky Blinders”, “Fast and Furious 9”), Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch”, “Thoroughbreds”) and Ferdia Walsh-Peelo (“Sing Street”, “Vikings”).
Arclight Films is handling international rights to the feature and will introduce the project to buyers at the AFM where they will also debut market screenings. ICM and CAA Media Finance are joint repping the US and Canadian rights to the film.
Here Are The Young Men is set in 2003, and follows the last summer of three Dublin high school graduates – aimless Matthew (Chapman), his charismatic and deranged friend Kearney (Cole), their precocious friend Rez (Walsh-Peelo) – as they embark on an epic binge to celebrate a future without limits but a shocking catastrophe sends them spiralling and forces them to face the most daunting challenge of their lives, the demon inside.
The film is being produced by Hail Mary Pictures’ Richard Bolger (Cardboard Gangsters) and Union Entertainment Group’s Noah C Haeussner (Arctic), with Edwina Casey co-producing. Foton Pictures, Paul W.S. Anderson, Andrew Davies Gans, Conor Barry, Michael Raimondi, Emerson Machtus, Carlos Cuscó, Dearbhla Regan and Gary Shortall are serving as executive producers. This film was made with the support of Screen Ireland, Funny Leopard, Bending Light, Glanzrock Productions and EGG Studios. It was shot on location in Ireland.
“From the beloved novel to the big screen, this is a coming of age story that resonates with audiences around the world,” commented Hamilton.