Irish actress Sarah Bolger will star alongside John Hawkes and Logan Lerman in Elfar Adalsteins’ directorial debut End of Sentence, which is being produced by Dublin-based Samson Films.
The film is a road movie, that sees Lerman play an ex-con and son of Hawkes’ uptight, but well-intentioned, father. Together the pair embark on a road trip from Alabama to Ireland to scatter the ashes of their late mother and wife. Bolger plays a hitchhiker they pick up along the way.
End of Sentence, which is written by Michael Armbruster, will be shot on location in Ireland later this month. David Collins produces from Samson Films, with Adalsteins and Gudrun Edda Thorhannesdottir for Berserk Films, and Joni Sighvatsson for Palomar Pictures. Eva Maria Daniels and Olga Segura will serve as executive producers.
Rocket Science is handling worldwide sales, and will shop the film at the forthcoming Marché du Film at Cannes.
Bolger has been working closer to home of late, starring in AMC’s TV series Into the Badlands, which is shooting in Wicklow, and in Conor McDermottroe’s Sligo-set cultural-clash comedy Halal Daddy, which will be released by Element Pictures is run by Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe, with offices in Dublin and London, working across production, distribution, and exhibition. Element Pictu... More Distribution in June.
Samson Films are one of Ireland’s leading independent production companies, having given us films like Once, Eden, Grabbers, A Dark Song, Run & Jump, and The Sea.