Colin Farrell is going to produce a crime drama titled ‘The Ruin’. He is teaming up with producer Lee Magiday, known for ‘The Favourite’, and Hopscotch Features for a screen adaptation of the Irish crime novel of the same name. Notably, it is the first project for Farrell’s Chapel Place Productions, the new production company which he is running with his sister, Claudine. The cast for ‘The Ruin’ has not been set yet. Interestingly, Magiday has worked with Colin Farrell before on Yorgos Lanthimos’ movie, ‘The Lobster’. Deadline first reported the news.
For those unaware, ‘The Ruin’ is based on the thriller by Irish writer Dervla McTiernan. The story is set in Galway and follows detective Cormac Reilly, who is thrown back into a case that he tackled 20 years ago, involving two children whose mother died of an overdose. Told through the eyes of the detective, the plot takes us to the dark secrets at the heart of the Irish society, depicting police corruption and abusive practices in the church. ‘The Ruin’ is Dervla McTiernan’s debut novel and is the first book to feature the character, Cormac Reilly. The book has been published in other parts of the world as well, including the USA, the UK, New Zealand, and Australia. Overall it has been well received, prompting the author to come out with a sequel titled ‘The Scholar’, which was published in 2019. The latest installment in the series is titled ‘The Good Turn’ and is slated to come out in 2020.
Troy Lum of Hopscotch, spoke about the upcoming project, saying, “We’re thrilled to be bringing Dervla’s page-turning novel to the screen, and we couldn’t have better partners than Lee, Claudine, and Colin. We all responded so strongly to the material, which is driven by a richly authentic protagonist – detective Cormac Reilly – and set in the unique beauty of the west coast of Ireland”. Meanwhile, Magiday added, saying, “I’m excited to be working with Troy and Andrew and teaming up again with Colin and Claudine on such thought-provoking material. The Ruin is a brilliant debut – Dervla has created an atmospheric, resonant and intricately woven story with deeply affecting characters. It offers an intimate and compelling view of Galway, a city driven by its history.”
As for Farrell, he has several known performances under his belt including ‘In Bruges’ and ‘True Detective‘. He last appeared in Tim Burton’s ‘Dumbo‘. He will be appearing next in Guy Ritchie’s ‘The Gentleman’, where a very British drug lord attempts to sell his empire to some Oklahoma millionaires. Other upcoming projects include ‘Voyagers’, ‘Eve’, and a show titled ‘The North Water’, which will begin shooting soon.