Moone Boy ‘The Movie’ on the horizon?

The popular Sky 1 comedy could soon be set for the big screen.

The original Chris O'Dowd and David Rawle in Moone Boy

Moone Boy actress Deirdre O’Kane has revealed that a film version of Chris O’Dowd’s hit comedy “will happen”.

O’Kane, who plays Martin Moone’s mother in the show set in Ireland admitted that while she doesn’t think there will be another series of the show for TV, a film is highly likely,

“I think Moone Boy the movie is what will happen,” she told RTÉ,

“I don’t think there’ll be any more telly.

“The boys [writers Chris O’Dowd and Nick Vincent Murphy] signed up for a three-book deal and they’ve got two of them out, so I suspect they writing to get the third one out, and when that’s done I think they’ll get down to the screenplay.”

Young stars
Young stars David Rawle and Ian O'Reilly.

O’Kane’s comments follow on from those of the show’s young stars David Rawle and Ian O’Reilly who have previously revealed that they would love to reprise their roles.

O’Reilly, who played Pauric on the show, told RTÉ TEN: “Fingers crossed it’s not the end of Moone Boy. I think they’re just busy with the books now at the moment, but after that, fingers crossed.” 

Rawle, who played Martin Moone, added that they wouldn’t need much persuading to rejoin the cast for more episodes saying he would do it “at the drop of a hat.”

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Loaded’s entertainment editor Jennifer O’Brien is an award-winning journalist who has written extensively about popular culture as a national newspaper columnist and author. Follow her on Twitter at @Jen_OBrien1

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