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Gleeson, Cheadle are on 'Guard'

4 November 2009 11:30 AM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Brendan Gleeson and Don Cheadle will star in director John Michael McDonagh's "The Guard." The film follows an unusual Irish cop who joins forces with a by-the-book FBI agent to take on an international drug smuggling gang in Ireland. The film, which is currently shooting on location in the west of Ireland, also stars Mark Strong, Liam Cunningham, Fionnuala Flanagan, David Wilmot, Pat Shortt and Katarina Cas. According to Variety, Reprisal Film's Chris Clark and Flora Fernandez Marengo and Element Pictures' Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe are producing. »

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Brendan Gleeson and Don Cheadle Will Star in The Guard

29 October 2009 5:09 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Brendan Gleeson (Harry Potter series) stars as an unorthodox Irish policeman who joins forces with a straitlaced FBI agent, played by Don Cheadle (upcoming Iron Man 2), to take on an international drug-smuggling gang in John Michael McDonagh's The Guard, which has just started principal photography in the West of Ireland.

Sergeant Gerry Boyle is a small-town cop with a confrontational personality, a subversive sense of humor, a dying mother, a fondness for prostitutes, and absolutely no interest whatsoever in the international cocaine-smuggling ring that has brought FBI agent Wendell Everett to his door.

However, despite the fact that Boyle seems more interested in mocking and undermining Everett than in actively working to solve the case, he finds that circumstances keep pulling him back into the thick of it. First his tiresomely enthusiastic new partner McBride disappears, then his favourite hooker attempts to blackmail him into turning a blind eye, »

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