6-time Oscar nominee Jim Sheridan, together with award winning documentary maker Colm Quinn, will bring the life of the hugely influential Phil Lynott to the big screen. Producers Marcie Films are looking for an actor/musician/singer, aged 18 – 35, to play the part of Lynott, Ireland’s first bona fide rock star, in this feature documentary about his rise to stardom.
“Having known Phil, and loving his music from the very start, it’s a great honour to celebrate his life and work on the big screen. I see this as a non fiction movie, one meant for the cinema, and I can’t wait to start the process of finding our modern day Rocker” said director Jim Sheridan.
The documentary aims to capture Phil Lynott’s unique energy and charisma throughout his amazing career as Thin Lizzy’s front man, and are inviting anyone who feels they can embody this rock legend to attend the auditions.
The open casting will be held at Bow Street, 12-13 Bow St., Dublin 7 on Saturday 27th May from 12.30pm and filming for the documentary will take place on various dates throughout 2017. Experience in film and television is not essential. They ask you to come prepared with a song, poem or example of Phil’s influence on you. The auditions will be filmed and may form part of the final film and don’t worry, there’s no need to register or anything beforehand, simply turn up on the day!
This seems like a ludicrously great opportunity!