In news announced at the Toronto International Film Festival this week, Danny DeVito is set to direct his next feature film ‘The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle’ in Ireland in 2012.
The producers of the project have also announced that the film will star Morgan Freeman (The Dark Knight) and Pierce Brosnan (The Ghost Writer, Mamma Mia!) and will have an estimated budget of $28 million.
An adaptation of the original novel by author Avi (Edward Irving Wotis), the project is set in the 1930s, telling the story of young Charlotte Doyle and her adventures on the high seas with a ruthless captain and a mutinous crew. We at JOE have our fingers crossed that we may see Brosnan in full pirate getup!
The film was originally set to shoot in the US but after meeting with Danny and his producers in LA, the Irish Film Board facilitated a location scout with him last Spring. We met again with Danny in May and are "delighted" that he has now decided to bring this $28 million feature film to shoot entirely in Ireland next year.
The spotlight has been on Irish film at the Toronto International Film Festival this week with Albert Nobbs, Death of A Superhero, The Other Side of Sleep and The Moth Diaries receiving much critical acclaim.