Andrea Corr Goes To 'War'
Andrea Corr, lead singer of the superstar Irish group the Corrs, has signed on for her first leading role in "The Great Ceili War," a musical comedy being produced by Germany's Studio Hamburg WorldWidAndrea Corr, lead singer of the superstar Irish group the Corrs, has signed on for her first leading role in "The Great Ceili War," a musical comedy being produced by Germany's Studio Hamburg WorldWide Pictures. The film revolves around events at an Irish Music festival. Corr will play Anne, a folk violinist who is confronted by her past when she comes face-to-face with the father who abandoned her family when she was a child.
Corr appeared in supporting roles in Alan Parker's 1991 Irish music comedy "The Commitments" and the director's 1996 adaptation of the Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice musical "Evita," but "The Great Ceili War" will be her first starring role as an actress.
Oscar winner Jim Broadbent ("Moulin Rouge") and Irish actors Colm Meaney ("Mystery, Alaska," "Star Trek"), and Patrick Bergin ("King of Texas") are also attached to star in the $6 million production, which begins principle photography this month in Ireland and the Isle of Man with English director John Irvin ("Hamburger Hill").
The Corrs' last studio album, 2000's "In Blue" (Atlantic), debuted at No. 21 on The Billboard 200. Earlier this year, the concert set "VH1 Music First Presents: The Corrs -- Live in Dublin" debuted at No. 52 on the chart.