The Guard was a surprisingly big hit (and a great movie), particularly in Ireland, where it became the country’s biggest homegrown success ever. Now the director of that movie, John Michael McDonagh, is planning his follow up, with THR reporting that Brendan Gleeson, Chris O’Dowd, and Aidan Gillen have joined the cast of Cavalry.
The dark comedy centres on a priest (Brendan Gleeson) who is told during a confession that he will be murdered within one week. Chris O’Dowd, and Aidan Gillen will play members of his community, the Irish town of Sligo. Kelly Reilly and David Wilmot also star as Sligo residents.
Production is scheduled to start in September, with a budget of $7 million.