The part of me that loves strange premises is having daydreams of Liam Neeson and James Nesbitt (Match Point) getting to grab each other's hands, giggly with giddy glee, whilst running off for five minutes of heaven in some closet somewhere. Sure, it should be seven minutes, but still, this title makes me think of teenage forays into kissing, not the serious themes that it's actually about.

reports that both actors have signed on for a new film called Five Minutes of Heaven, and it's about the troubles in Northern Ireland -- not exactly prepubescent romantic fare. Under the eye of director Oliver Hirschbiegel (The Invasion), the film focuses on "two men wracked by the violence that plagued Northern Ireland from the late 1960s through to the peace process in 1998, and how they attempt to come to terms with the Troubles' aftermath."

The project is currently filming on location in Northern Ireland.
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