US distributor IFC Films has released a new trailer for Nick Hamm’s new Northern Irish drama The Journey. A timely release, given the recent death of Northern Irish politician Martin McGuinness.

The film stars Timothy Spall as DUP leader Ian Paisley and Colm Meaney as Sinn Fein deputy leader Martin McGuinness. It is a fictional take on the improbable friendship between the two Northern Ireland political titans, that sees the pair forced to take a short journey together having spent years avoiding one another.

The pair are joined by Toby Stephens (Believe) as Prime Minister Tony Blair, Freddie Highmore (The Spiderwick Chronicles) as Jack, a young government employee tasked to drive Paisley and McGuinness on their journey, and cinematic legend John Hurt (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) as Harry, an accomplished veteran political fixer overseeing the St. Andrews Agreement.

The Journey is directed by Hamm (Killing Bono) from a script by Colin Bateman (Divorcing Jack). It is backed by Northern Ireland Screen supported by Invest NI.

The Journey will have its official Irish premiere in association with the Belfast Film Festival in June.

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