The six-time Oscar nominated director of the recent ‘The Secret Scripture’ is set to tackle the breakout of thirty-eight IRA prisoners from Her Majesty's Prison Maze in 1983. It's to star Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan.
I like Jim Sheridan's work; In The Name of The Father, My Left Foot, In America, Into The West and The Field. Also, Cillian Murphy's work is phenomenal from The Dark Knight, Intermission to 28 Days Later.
Sherridan is also teaming up with Nic Sheff, screenwriter of 13 Reason's Why and the script will be based on the original work of Tony Devlin and Gavin McCloskey.
For anyone who's not familar with the 1983 Prison break you can watch a documentary below. It was one of Europe's most secure prisons, essentially within a British Military base in Northern Ireland. It's the prison that held mostly paramilitaries, namely the IRA as well as loyalist paramilitaries. 38 escaped, sadly one prison officer died.
The plan was quite cunning, taking months of work.They even snuck out plans of the escape for approval by IRA commanders and then had firearms snuck in but it's never been disclosed how. This is a good documentary told by the IRA escapees themselves and narrated by Brian Cox!