Fran the Man mockumentary to feature Ardal O’Hanlon….

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Fran the Man mockumentary to feature Ardal O'Hanlon...

Fran Costello, the much-loved star of the football mockumentary series ‘Fran’ returns in a feature length comedy that sees him working undercover to save the beautiful game from match-fixing in a Fran the Man mockumentary.

Written by Richie Conroy (Two by TwoMalory Towers) and directed by Stephen Bradley (Last One LaughingNoble)the mockumentary has begun filming in Dublin. 

The film synopsis says ….When non-league St Peter’s Celtic are drawn to play titans Shamrock Rovers in the first round of the FAI Cup, assistant manager Fran Costello hopes his team will pull off one of the greatest shocks in football history. But it isn’t long before the sh*t really hits the Fran…

Darragh Humphreys reprises his role from the series, surrounded by an exciting new ensemble cast including Ardal O’Hanlon (Father Ted), Amy Huberman (Flora & Son), Risteard Cooper (Après Match), Tomi O’Rourke (God’s Creatures) and Deirdre Kane (Noble). The original show aired on Setanta Sports and TV3 from 2009-2011 to much acclaim.

Said director Stephen Bradley, “I’m very happy to be shooting Fran The Man with Richie Conroy’s very funny and clever script, under the banner of Collie McCarthy’s Forty Foot Pictures. We have assembled an inspiring cast and crew and their energy will be up on screen in the form of loads of laughs and a whole lot of heart.”

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