Friday, September 04, 2009

Logline Central

Logline Central is an irregular segment that takes a deeper look at loglines of scripts or projects that have just been purchased, as listed on DoneDealPro.

I just came across this today:

Title: At Swim-Two-Birds
Logline: A 19-year-old student sees the fictional characters in the play he's writing intertwining with the people in his life.
Writer: Brendan Gleeson
More: Based on Flann O'Brien's seminal metaphysical novel. Parallel's Alan Moloney will produce. Brendan Gleeson will direct. Colin Farrell, Cillian Murphy, Gabriel Byrne and Brendan Gleeson will star.
The idea isn't what caught me about this (though it is vaguely similar to something that a Leaguer was working on). No, what I'm most interested in is the cast. Not only is Brendan Gleeson near the top of my list of actors I want to work with (alone, Gleeson as writer, director, and star will get me in), but with Farrell, Cillian Murphy (another one I'd love to collaborate with), and Gabriel Byrne all also attached, it's a virtual who's who of Irish actors. Add Liam Neeson, and it might be overload.

I'm certainly going to keep a close eye on this one. It's proof for me what a great cast and do to attract people to an idea that might not at first be wholly riveting.