Gripping Irish thriller Pursuit, from writer/director Paul Mercier (Studs), will have its domestic TV premiere on TV3 on Sunday, March 20th at 9pm.

The film is a modern retelling of the Irish legend of Diarmuid and Grainne, a tale of love, betrayal and revenge, and the desire for a life beyond crime

Pursuit features a strong cast of Irish actors, lead by Ruth Bradley (Grabbers, Rebellion) and Barry Ward (Jimmy’s Hall, The Truth Commissioner). They star alongside Liam Cunningham (Let Us Prey, Game of Thrones), Brendan Gleeson (Calvary), Owen Roe (Intermisson) David Pearse (Grabbers, The Guard), Don Wycherley (Ondine, Bachelors Walk), Dara Devaney (An Bronntanas), Dónall Ó Héalaí (My Name Is Emily), Ciarán O’Brien (Ripper Street), and Emmet Kirwan (Jack Taylor).

The film is written and directed by Paul Mercier, and produced by Anne Gately of An Pointe Productions. The project was driven by the BAI Sound and Vision Scheme, with additional funding from Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board, TV3, and Telegael. Cinematography comes from Billy Keady, with Production Designer by Ferdia Murphy. Costume Designer was Bláth Noone, while John Dunne provides the music.

If you miss Pursuit on Sunday then the film will be available via the 3Player following its broadcast.

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