Aidan Gillen Gets First Post-‘Game of Thrones’ Gig in James Joyce Biopic

Gillen will play the famous Irish novelist in Robert Mullan’s “James and Lucia”

Last Updated: August 29, 2017 @ 3:19 PM

With his time as Littlefinger now at an end, “Game of Thrones” star Aidan Gillen will next appear as famed Irish novelist James Joyce in the upcoming biopic “James and Lucia,” which will begin filming early next year.

Written and directed by Robert Mullan, the film will follow the final years of Joyce’s life in the late 1930s as he writes his famed novel, “Finnegan’s Wake.” As his health declines, so does that of his daughter, Lucia, a schizophrenic whose mental health worsened after a failed relationship with the famed playwright Samuel Beckett. As he finishes his novel, Joyce also fights to protect his daughter and her creative spirit.

The role of Lucia has yet to be cast. Producers on the project are Shoreline Entertainment’s Morris Ruskin, Jesus Gonzalez’s Calach Films and Robert Mullan’s Sisyphus Films.

In addition to “James and Lucia,” Gillen’s post-“Thrones” slate also includes “Maze Runner: The Death Cure,” which will be released Jan. 26, and the upcoming fourth season of BBC’s “Peaky Blinders.” Gillen is repped by Greene & Associates, Independent Talent Group, and the Coronel Group.


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