Film role for Peter Kay

Comic lined up for Irish comedy

Peter Kay is set to star in an Irish film about a cop tracking down a drug baron.

The comic’s name attached to the dark comedy National Task Force, which is currently seeking finance.

Fellow comic Brendan O’Carroll, a good friend of Kay’s has already signed up, and producers are said to be in discussion with other actors including Colin Farrell and Father Ted star Pauline McLynn.

Co-writer Anthony Whelan told the Irish Film and Television Network that more than half the cash is already in place, and expected the rest to be in place ready for work to being on the film in April.

The plot sounds more like a typical buddy cop thriller; with a ‘non-nonsense’ older detective, whose partner was murdered during a drugs operation, teamed up with an eager-to-please rookie. Needless to say the older cop is a maverick who refuses to play by the rules and is always arguing with his superior.

Boyzone singer turned Coronation Street star Keith Duffy is also attached to the film.

Kay’s previous film roles include cameos in The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse and 24 Hour Party People as well as providing the voice of PC Mackintosh in Wallace & Gromit’s Curse of the Were-Rabbit.

Published: 29 Jan 2010

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