Colin Farrell teams up with 'The Favourite' producer for adaptation of Galway-based novel 'The Ruin'

Irish actor Colin Farrell has launched his production company with a film adaption of Irish crime novel "The Ruin", by Dervla McTiernan.

Colin Farrell teams up with 'The Favourite' producer for adaptation of Galway-based novel 'The Ruin'

Irish actor Colin Farrell has launched his production company with a film adaption of Irish crime novel "The Ruin", by Dervla McTiernan, according to Deadline.

Chapel Place productions was set up by Farrell and his sister and manager, Claudine Farrell.

The Ruin tells the story of garda Cormac Reilly, who finds two neglected children in a dilapidated house in Galway, and their mother dead upstairs from an overdose. O'Reilly is thrown back into the case 20 years later when another body is found.

McTiernan's debut novel has already reached international success, having become a bestseller in the Ireland, the UK, the US, New Zealand and Australia. Her third book in the Cormac O'Reilly series is due to be published in 2020.

Dervla McTiernan.
Dervla McTiernan.

Having spent twelve years working as a lawyer, McTiernan moved from Ireland to Australia following the recession before turning her hand to writing. She currently lives in Perth with her husband and two children.

The Farrells are teaming up with Australia's Hopscotch Features and producer Lee Magiday's outfit Sleeper Films, whose film 'The Favourite' took home an Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, and BAFTA award for Best Actress, as well as many more.

Speaking to Deadline, Magiday said he was excited to be working with Hopscotch and the Farrell siblings "on such thought-provoking material".

He added: "The Ruin is a brilliant debut – Dervla has created an atmospheric, resonant and intricately woven story with deeply affecting characters. It offers an intimate and compelling view of Galway, a city driven by its history.”

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