£3.6m budget for Mrs Brown's movie

...as quiz show is also piloted

The movie version of Mrs Brown’s Boys has been given a £3.6million budget by Universal Pictures.

It has also been revealed that filming on the project – which has the working title Mrs Brown D – will begin in Dublin in September 2013.

‘It's Dublin humour so you're going to need Dublin actors and technicians to get it right for the big screen,’ said a spokesman for star and creator Brendan O'Carroll.

In May, Chortle reported how O’Carroll had been given an undisclosed amount of money for the film, but hadn’t written it at the time.

Meanwhile, his character has filmed a pilot of Mrs Brown's Celeb Quiz, intended as a prime-time BBC One show.

Described as being similar to Blankety Blank, the pilot featured Jason Byrne alongside astrologer Russell Grant, and footballer Robbie Savage.

A third series of his sitcom is also in the pipeline.

Published: 19 Sep 2012

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