Los Angeles-based Irish actor Peter O’Meara has returned home to complete the cast of Stacie Passon’s We Have Always Lived in the Castle, which is currently filming in Bray and Enniskerry, Co Wicklow.
The film is an adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s most heralded cult novel, and centres on sisters Merricat and Constance Blackwood (Taissa Farmiga and Alexandra Daddario), who live on the family estate with their uncle Julian (Crispin Glover). When several of the family succoumbed to a fatal dose of arsenic Contance was prime suspect. Acquitted of the murders, Constance has returned home, where Merricat protects her from the curiousity and hostility of the villagers.Their days pass in happy isolation until cousin Charles (Sebastian Stan) appears. Only Merricat can see the danger, and she must act swiftly to keep Constance from his grasp.
O’Meara (Band of Brothers, Traders) plays Sam Clarke, one of the few friends of the reclusive Blackwoods. He joins fellow Irish actor, and Love/Hate alum, Peter Coonan on the project, which also features Joanne Crawford, Bosco Hogan, Stephen Hogan, and Patrick Joseph Byrne.
Irish cinematographer Piers McGrail (The Canal) is DoP on We Have Always Lived in the Castle, which is produced by Michael Douglas, Jared Goldman, Robert Mitas and Robert Halmi Jr. for Further Down Films and Great Point Media.