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Brendan Gleeson to star in H is for Hawk film adaptation
19 Feb 2024 : News Desk
Brendan Gleeson
Brendan Gleeson and Claire Foy are set to co-star in His for Hawk, a film adaptation of Helen MacDonald’s memoir of the same name.

Four-time IFTA winner Brendan Gleeson (The Banshees of Inisherin) and Claire Foy (All of Us Strangers) will co-star in a film adaptation of H Is For Hawk for Plan B (12 Years a Slave, Moonlight) and Film4 (Poor ThingsThe Zone Of Interest). Irish-Canadian playwright and author Emma Donoghue (Room) will be adapting Helen MacDonald’s memoir of the same name for the screen.

H is for Hawk follows Helen (Foy) who, after losing her beloved father (Gleeson), finds herself saved by an unlikely friendship with a stubborn hawk named Mabel. Through the bond, Helen rediscovers the beauty of being alive.

The film is to be directed by BAFTA winner Philippa Lowthorpe (The Crown). H is for Hawk is being produced by Plan B and was developed with Film4 who will executive-produce and co-finance. Lena Headey and Tina Thor will executive produce for Peephole Productions.

Gleeson will next be seen in The Joker: Folie a Deux, Todd Phillips’ follow-up to his 2019 film Joker, starring Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara.

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