December 4, 2016
Here’s a first official look at Actor James Frecheville in Black 47, the upcoming period drama movie directed by Lance Daly from a script by P.J. Dillon, Eugene O’Brien, and Pierce Ryan:
“It’s 1847 and Ireland is in the grip of the Great Famine that has ravaged the country for 2 long years. Feeney, a hardened Irish Ranger who has been fighting for the British Army abroad, abandons his post to return home and re-unite with his estranged family. He’s seen more than his share of horrors but nothing prepares him for the famine’s hopeless destruction of his homeland that has brutalized his people and where there seems to be no law and order. He discovers his mother starved to death and his brother hanged by the brutal hand of the English.
With little else to live for, he sets out on a destructive path to avenge his family, systematically working his way up the political and social hierarchy of Ireland. Hannah, an aging British soldier and famed tracker of deserters, is sent to stop Feeney before he can further stoke the fires of revolution. But Hannah and Feeney are old army comrades with a mutual respect forged by their times fighting together. Personal bonds and shifting allegiances cause both men to question their motives, as they are tested to the limit by the hellish landscape of ‘the great hunger’.”
Besides James Frecheville, the cast of the feature film also includes Hugo Weaving, Jim Broadbent, Freddie Fox, Stephen Rea, Barry Keoghan, and Moe Dunford.
The film has yet to get an official release date.
Black 47 is actually a movie adaptation of the award-winning Irish-language short “An Ranger” (The Ranger). You may watch the short film below thanks to the Irish Film Board: