It's that time again. The Jameson Dublin International Film Festival has announced their slate for the 2014 year. Jan. 20, 2014, Grainne Humphreys, the Festival Director, was on hand to elaborate on the films to be shown in the 11-day movie binge.
In the primo spot closing the festival is Andrew Scott's comedy about modern male bonding, 'The Stag.' This purely Irish movie is about a metrosexual groom-to-be (Hugh O'Conor), his best man (Scott), and the other men in the group as they attempt to brave the cold outdoors on a bachelor-party-walking-trip-gone-awry. It looks like a crowd-pleaser, full of laughs and heart. Shot in Nov. and Dec. of 2012 in Dublin and the surrounding Wicklow mountains area, the men end up naked for a good portion of the film after an incident that somehow causes them to lose their clothes. They try to keep warm like Emperor Penguins - in a line, one behind the other, alternating every few steps, changing places so the one in front moves to the end, and so on and so on. Scott gave an interview to the Irish Independent newspaper in which he talked about the filming.
Tickets are already sold out for the screening at the Savoy Theatre on Feb. 23, 2014, Sun., which is proof that "Moriarty" has created a following. With his amazing performance as Jim Moriarty in 'Sherlock' to help peg him in people's minds, Andrew has been found by the audience. Whenever Scott appears at a stage door or at a 'Sherlock' screening these days he's mobbed by breathless fans with cell phone cameras aimed at him, pens and programs at the ready for autographs. An actor's signal that he's "arriving" if not yet completely arrived.
His dance card has been full for the past couple of years as he goes from working on both major and minor projects, while in-between promoting the ones he's completed. Andrew's currently filming a major Hollywood studio film, 'Frankenstein' which is due out Jan. 16, 2015, with two of the biggest stars around, Daniel Radcliffe and James McAvoy. He has a very juicy role as the third lead.