Liam Neeson’s new film looking for GAA players to play extras – but only if they have scruffy 1970s hair


GAA players are wanted as extras in Liam Neeson’s latest film – but only if they have the scruffy 1970s hair.

Filming of action blockbuster The Land of Saints and Sinners will begin at the end of this month in Donegal and will last until May.

The action-adventure tells the story of a retired assassin who is forced to play cat and mouse with three terrorists.

A call has now been sent out for extras in the film to participate in scenes featuring a GAA game.

But those considering applying should be warned that tight haircuts will keep them from playing a starring role alongside the Hollywood heartthrob.

Casting agents are looking for a more rugged look.

A spokesperson for said: “What we are looking for are 1970s hairstyles (favorites, mustaches, beards and longer hairstyles are welcome), GAA players, men and women of all ages, good availability (continuity roles will require several days of filming!)

Killybegs fishing port and surrounding areas, including Glencolmcille, are to be the location for two months of filming, Donegal Daily understands.

The film also stars famous Belfast born actor, Ciarán Hinds.

Hinds, 68, is a veteran actor and recently starred in RTE crime drama Kin as gang leader Eamon Cunningham.

Longtime friends Neeson and Hinds have starred opposite each other in a number of films, including John Boorman’s Excalibur.

The film is set to be directed by Robert Lorenz who worked with Neeson on the recent box office hit “The Marksman.”

Neeson, 69, based in New York, said he was jumping at any chance to return home to Ireland.

However, he recently appeared on the Late Late Show and spoke about not being able to return home to Ballymena to attend his mother’s funeral due to travel restrictions during the pandemic.

He told presenter Ryan Tubridy “She died, she was 94, she had a good run

“She passed away last June, which was kind of weird, because it was in the middle of a pandemic, and it was weird for me and my sons in upstate New York to watch that ceremony. funeral on a screen. Very strange.

“I still don’t understand. I think of her every day.”

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