John Carney to helm THE RAFTERS

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
May 24th, 2011

After making one of the more interesting music-based films in some time with the 2007 film, ONCE, director John Carney has gone on to direct one relatively small feature, ZONAD, but has otherwise stayed out of the limelight. However, apparently he’s been secretly working on a new project, unlike anything he’s done yet.

Variety has revealed that Carney is in post-production on a new film, a thriller entitled THE RAFTERS.  The film is set in “an old guesthouse in the Aran islands [as] two American backpackers vie for the affections of a young woman who is, literally, haunted by her past.”  RAFTERS will star Marcella Plunkett, Killian Scott, Sean Donegan, Maire O’Neill and Des Nealon, and was shot in late 2010.

Personally, as a fan of Carney and his films, particularly ONCE, this sounds like quite an interesting premise.  I’m not familiar with much of this film’s cast, but I wasn’t familiar with the cast of ONCE either, so that’s not all that worrisome.  The premise sounds interesting, so with Carney behind the camera, this should be one hell of a film.

What do you think?

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