Riverdance star Michael Flatley unveils new movie 'Blackbird'

Ben Arnold
Contributor
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As one reviewer has quite rightly noted, this is ‘Michael Flatley as you’ve never seen him before’.

For the Lord of the Dance himself has unveiled the first poster for Blackbird, a movie that the Irish dancer has written, directed and stars in.

He has not, as far as we’re aware, sung the theme tune.

It finds him in a white tux and bow tie, with echoes of Bogart and Casablanca, and lower down, brandishing two pistols in a gun fight.


‘Some things are still worth dying for’ reads the dramatic strapline.

Per the synopsis: “Troubled secret agent ‘Blackbird’ abruptly retires from service and opens a club in the Caribbean to escape the dark shadows of his past. An old flame arrives and reignites love in his life but brings danger with her.”

Flatley dropped the poster on Twitter, adding: “I’ve dreamt of making a movie since I was 7 years old. Nothing great is ever easy but Nothing is Impossible!! Job Done!!!”

He’s joined by prolific b-movie star Eric Roberts, fellow Irish actor Patrick Bergin, and Nicole Evans.

Not everyone appears as pleased as Flatley with his new project, however.

Father Ted writer Graham Linehan tweeted in response to the poster: “You performed for Trump so no-one gives a f**k about your home movie about your mid-life crisis. Although to be fair, this looks like a hilarious load of sh**e.”

Ouch.

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