The Secret Scripture

The Secret Scripture
  • 2015
  • Ireland
  • 1h 48min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Jim Sheridan
  • Cast: Rooney Mara, Jack Reynor, Vanessa Redgrave, Eric Bana
  • UK release: 19 May 2017

Roseanne (Redgrave) is an elderly woman who has spent much of her life in a mental institution; Dr Grene (Bana) finds out about her early life. Sheridan’s film of Sebastian Barry’s novel jettisons what complexity the original had to make a Nicholas Sparks-style tearjerker, and despite strong work from the cast, it’s melodramatic and contrived.

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Rooney Mara to star in The Secret Scripture

24 Jul 2014

Film gossip

Rooney Mara is to appear in 'The Secret Scripture'. The 29-year-old actress has joined the cast of the drama, which centres on the character of Roseanne, a 100-year-old woman who recalls her life in mental institutions in a secret memoir, Deadline…

Jessica Chastain's Secret Scripture finds director

3 Feb 2014

Film gossip

'The Secret Scripture' will be directed by Thaddeus O'Sullivan. The 'Into the Storm' cinematographer will helm Jessica Chastain in a movie adaptation of Sebastian Barry's award-winning novel. After months of searching, Thaddeus has finally been…

Jessica Chastain to star in The Secret Scripture?

18 Nov 2013

Film gossip

Jessica Chastain has been cast in 'The Secret Scripture'. The 36-year-old actress has joined the adaptation of Sebastian Barry's 2008 novel alongside Vanessa Redgrave, where they'll play the younger and older version Roseanne McNulty, according to IFTN.

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