Bleecker Street Acquires U.S. Distribution Rights
Principal photography will commence on September 30th on Academy Award®, Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winner John Patrick Shanley’s (Doubt, Moonstruck) lyrical romance Wild Mountain Thyme, an adaptation of his Broadway smash hit Outside Mullingar. Golden Globe winner, SAG winner and BAFTA Award nominee Emily Blunt (Mary Poppins Returns, A Quiet Place) will star together with BAFTA TV Award nominee Jamie Dornan (A Private War, The Fall) as obstinate star-crossed lovers, whose families are caught up in a feud over a hotly contested patch of land that separates their two farms. Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner Jon Hamm (Baby Driver, Mad Men and upcoming Top Gun: Maverick), acclaimed film, stage and television actress Dearbhla Molloy (The Ferryman, Scandal, Outside Mullingar) and Academy Award® winner Christopher Walken (Pulp Fiction, Catch Me If You Can, The Deer Hunter) round out the star-studded cast. The film will shoot on location in Ireland.
Anthony (Dornan) always seems to be out in the fields working, worn down by his father’s (Walken) constant belittling. But what really stings is his father's threat to bequeath the family farm to his American cousin Adam (Hamm). Rosemary (Blunt) at first seems to hold a grudge for having been shamed by Anthony in childhood, but the sparks between them would keep a bonfire blazing through the night. Her mother Aoife (Molloy) strives to unite the families before it is too late.