Irish Abroad: Relativity Studios snaps up US rights to Jim Sheridan's The Secret Scripture

More Irish film news has emerged from the American Film Market, where Relativity Studios has acquired the US rights to Jim Sheridan’s The Secret Scripture.

The film, which is an adaptation of Sebastian Barry’s 2008 Man Booker Prize nominated novel of the same name, is the story of a one-hundred-year-old woman, Roseanne McNulty, who now residing in Roscommon Regional Mental Hospital decides to write her autobiography.

Production on the film will begin in December , with an all-star cast, that includes Rooney Mara, Vanessa Redgrave, Eric Bana, Jack Reynor, and Theo James, shooting at locations in Sligo and Wicklow.

The Secret Scripture, which received a €600,000 commitment from the Irish Film Board, is produced by Noel Pearson of Ferndale Films, in association with Voltage Pictures, the Ingenious Senior Film Fund, and the European Media Fund.