Agnes goes to Hollywood

Movie planned for Mrs Brown's Boys

Brendan O'Carroll is to make Mrs Brown's Boys into a film.

The comic revealed that he had been given the money for a big-screen version of his Bafta-winning sitcom – but hasn’t written it yet.

‘That's what success does,’ he told The Sun. ‘They give you money and say, “Whatever you think” – so I've taken the money.’

He added that he wouldn’t be trying to make the film more ‘Hollywood’ with big-name cameos, but joked: ‘If Eddie Murphy wants to be in it, who's going to stop him? He can play my sister.’

The movie would come after a third series of the BBC show, which is in the pipeline.

O'Carroll has already made a fortune from the series, as he retains the rights – and already more than one million DVDs of the first series have sold in the UK. And the team begin an arena tour in Cardiff tonight.

Co-star Rory Cowen, who plays Rory Brown, told the Irish Daily Star: ‘He [O’Carroll] never relinquished any of it to the BBC. We’re paid every time the show is repeated or shown anywhere in the world. We get paid a lot of money.

Meanwhile, Gary Hollywood, who plays Dino Doyle, said the weekend’s Bafta win was one in the eye for critics of the show.

He said: ‘The public have always been with us, but the critics have been hard on us and Brendan would have to take the bad reviews on the chin. We have come full circle, got over the rough times and we are over the moon.

‘We were up in the same category for situation comedy last year and lost out.... so for it to happen this year is phenomenal. We are so chuffed.’

Published: 29 May 2012

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