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Ken Loach changes mind about filmmaking retirement

2 May 2014 6:06 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Ken Loach has revealed that reports of his retirement are not entirely accurate.

Last year, the 77-year-old filmmaker was reported to be moving into making just documentaries following the release of his latest film Jimmy's Hall.

"This is probably the last narrative feature for Ken," said producer Rebecca O'Brien at the time. "There are a few documentary ideas kicking around, and that will probably be the way to go, but this is a serious period drama with a lot of moving parts so it's a big thing to put together. I think we should go out while we're on top."

However, Loach has now revealed that he has changed his mind in regards to his retirement from drama.

"I kind of thought I wouldn't get through another one just as we were beginning Jimmy's Hall because it's a moment of maximum pressure when you haven't shot a thing but you're knackered from all the prep, »

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First Trailer & Poster For Ken Loach & Paul Laverty’s ‘Jimmy’s Hall’

4 April 2014 11:56 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

If you’re any kind of film lover, then you’ll have a favourite of Ken Loach’s work, my recent favourite is still The Wind That Shakes The Barley, an unforgettable drama that takes a different look into more recent Irish history, and today we’ve got a first look at the spirited-looking Jimmy’S Hall.

The film is based on a true story and Loach is once again working with writer Paul Laverty, who has collaborated a number of times with the director, with films that include Looking For Eric, The Angels’ Share, Sweet Sixteen plus a whole host more.

Jimmy’S Hall stars Barry Ward (Songs For Amy), Simone Kirby, Jim Norton (American History X), Francis MageeAisling Franciosi (The Fall), Andrew Scott (Sherlock), Brian F. O’Byrne (Million Dollar Baby) and focuses around the life of Jimmy Gralton (Ward) who in 1921 built a dance hall. However, »

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Ken Loach's last film Jimmy's Hall - watch trailer

4 April 2014 9:14 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The first trailer has been released for Ken Loach's upcoming film Jimmy's Hall.

Based on a true story, the film is directed by Loach and written by Paul Laverty (Looking for Eric).

Last year, Loach announced that the project will most likely be his final film.

Jimmy's Hall stars Barry Ward (Songs for Amy), Simone Kirby (Season of the Witch), Jim Norton (American History X), Francis Magee (Layer Cake), Aisling Franciosi (The Fall), Andrew Scott (Sherlock) and Brian F O'Byrne (Million Dollar Baby).

Set in 1932, the film is centred around Jimmy Gralton, who returns to Ireland from New York after a decade away, having previously built a dance hall in the rural town.

Loach won the Cannes Palme d'Or in 2006 for The Wind that Shakes the Barley and won a career Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival in 1994. »

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