For Calvary, Brendan Gleeson reteams with John Michael McDonagh to play Father James Lavelle. Trouble comes to him in the oddest of ways when someone walks into the other side of the confession window and threatens to murder him for being too kind to people, giving him a week to get his affairs in line.
Thanks to the fact that Seven Psychopaths will be in theaters next week, director Martin McDonagh has been getting a lot of headlines and attention, but now his brother, John Michael McDonagh is stealing a bit of the spotlight for a moment. While The Guard filmmaker has already added a number of fantastic actors to the cast of his latest project, Calvary...
Chris O'Dowd (who you might recognize from Bridesmaids or The IT Crowd), Aidan Gillen (of Game of Thrones fame), Kelly Reilly (Sherlock Holmes) and David Wilmot (The Guard) have been added to the cast of Cavalry. The film is a dark comedy about the current state of religion in Ireland. Gleeson will play a priest living in Sligo on Ireland's west coast who is constantly tormented by the people in his village.