Saturday 17 November 2018

Chris O'Dowd ‘in negotiations’ to star alongside Oscar-winner Julianne Moore

Actress Julianne Moore poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the screening of the film
Actress Julianne Moore poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the screening of the film "Mad Max: Fury Road" out of competition at the 68th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. Reuters/Regis Duvignau
Actress Julianne Moore laughs as she arrives for the screening of the film Mad Max: Fury Road at the 68th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Thursday. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)
Dawn O'Porter and Chris O'Dowd

Actor Chris O’Dowd could be set to appear alongside Oscar-winning actress Julianne Moore in a new film.

The Moone Boy creator and star has reportedly been in negotiations to appear in Nicole Holofcener’s upcoming flick Can You Ever Forgive Me.

The movie is based on the 2008 autobiography by Lee Israel and will be produced by Anne Carey for Fox Searchlight.

The film will tell the story of Israel, played by Julianne, who was a respected celebrity biographer who turned to forging counterfeit letters in order to make money.

Variety reports that the Roscommon actor, who first made his mark in Hollywood when he appeared in comedy film Bridesmaids, has been in talks to co-star in the film.

While the father-of-one is best known for his role in Sky’s hit series Moone Boy, he has seen his star rise in Hollywood after landing roles in many films recently. Last year was a busy one for O’Dowd, as he starred in Irish black comedy Calvary, as well as Cuban Fury and St Vincent.

Chris also became a father when wife Dawn O’Porter gave birth to son Art earlier this year.

While both his family life and film career are busier than ever before, the actor recently said he also wants to make another season of Moone Boy, and possibly even a film.

As main character Martin Moone grows up, the Boyle man admitted he’s eager to film his teenage woes. “We definitely want to do some more,” he said.


“I don’t know whether we will do another season – hopefully, as I would like another season – or a film would be really fun or some specials and stuff.

“I feel like we kind of ran out of stories about an 11-year-old but we want to do stories about a 14-year-old who is kissing girls and being unsuccessful at that.”

After taking over as director for the past series, Chris added that he would love to do more directing.

“I think that it was something I loved doing so I’ll maybe do it again,” the comic said at the launch of Moone Boy series three.

O’Dowd also admitted that his decision to take over directing duties on the show were “purely narcissistic”.

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