14 October 2012 5:04 AM, PDT | IrishCentral | See recent IrishCentral news »

With the 20th anniversary of his film success "Brothers McMullan" fast approaching, Edward Burns is heading back to his Irish roots. In an interview with Metro News, the writer-director-actor reveals that he is working on a sequel for the 1995 film for the anniversary. He has also done a film about a big Irish family that comes out in November called the "Fitzgerald Family Christmas." Burns said that his "Alex Cross" co-star Tyler Perry encouraged him to make the movie. "It’s funny. Tyler is the inspiration for the movie. He had just watched Brothers McMullan while we were working together and he was like, 'Why didn’t you ever make a sequel for that film?' So that’s where that idea came from," said Burns. "And then he goes, 'You know, those first two movies were so successful, and it’s all about the Irish-Catholic families. Why haven’t you written about that since? »

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