'Lilting' director Hong Khaou boards Mark O’Halloran drama

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Exclusive: Dublin-based Roads Entertainment readies Trade and Pat Collins biopic Song Of Granite.

BAFTA-nominated director Hong Khaou (Lilting) is newly attached to direct drama Trade, written by Garage and Adam & Paul screenwriter Mark O’Halloran.

Dublin-based Roads Entertainment (Being AP) is producing Trade, about a young man searching for stability in the wake of his father’s death.

Shoot is due to get underway later this year on the project, adapted from O’Halloran’s play of the same name. Development was supported by the Irish Film Board (Ifb) and Roads’ facility Portico Development Fund.

Khaou’s 2014 debut Lilting, starring Ben Whishaw, debuted at Sundance and played at a number of international festivals before being released in the UK by Artificial Eye.

O’Halloran, who is also an actor and collaborated with Lenny Abrahamson (Room) on Garage and Adam & Paul, most recently scripted Paddy Breathnach’s 2015 drama, Viva.

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