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20/01/2010

Hollywood Heads To Dublin

Oscar-winning film director Steven Soderbergh will begin shooting a new film starring top Hollywood stars on the streets of Dublin within weeks, it was confirmed today.
Scenes for the action spy thriller Knockout, which was written with Dublin as the location, will be filmed on rooftops and other locations around the city centre.
Ewan McGregor - best known for Trainspotting and the Star Wars prequel trilogy - and award-winning Irish actor Michael Fassbender - critically acclaimed for his portrayal of Bobby Sands in Hunger - have starring roles.
It is understood filming will take place at Dublin Docklands, Dublin airport and the Shelbourne Hotel, as well as other locations in the city centre and Co Wicklow. Shooting begins on February 2nd and is expected to take three weeks.
The Irish Film Board, which is part-financing the project, said more than 100 jobs will be created in Ireland, including cast and crew.
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