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  Helen   October 09, 2020   0 Comments

Emily Blunt and Jamie Dornan let the sparks fly in their first movie together, Wild Mountain Thyme.

The Ireland-set romantic drama from John Patrick Shanley, the Oscar-winning writer of Moonstruck, showcases the pair’s crackling chemistry, which was on full display when they spoke with PEOPLE about the project, out this December.

In Wild Mountain Thyme, Blunt, 37, plays Rosemary Muldoon, a headstrong farmer with a yearning for her neighbor, Anthony Reilly (Dornan, 38). Unfortunately for Rosemary, he is completely oblivious to her feelings for him. With his father (Christopher Walken) working to sell the family farm to his American nephew (Jon Hamm), Anthony is inspired to pursue his dreams — and perhaps a romance with Rosemary.

The film is based on Shanley’s own hit Broadway play Outside Mullingar, which received a 2014 Tony Award nomination for best play and starred Debra Messing in her Broadway debut as Rosemary.

In a PEOPLE exclusive first look at the romance, Blunt and Dornan discuss their love for Shanley’s screenplay, mastering region-specific Irish accents and taking a break from blockbusters to tell a more intimate story.

PEOPLE: How are you two?

Emily Blunt: We’re doing great. Jamie was just asking the question of… He literally was talking about what is nude these days and I was like, what do you mean? Is half nude considered nude? And then he got cut off by this really interesting fact he was about to tell me. These are the kind of conversations we seem to have. Pretty exciting.

PEOPLE: Jamie has a lot of experience with nudity, so.

Jamie Dornan: Oh, yeah.

Blunt: I have never seen him in those films. I only know him as the awkward and strange Anthony from Wild Mountain Thyme. I have never seen these films that you speak of.

Dornan: If you play your cards right, you’ll be getting them for Christmas.

PEOPLE: Well, why don’t we kick it off just with the chemistry you two obviously have? You two have good banter and you seem to be pretty friendly with one another. What was it like acting alongside each other and did you hit it off right from the start?

Dornan: So in my mind, Emily and I have met a couple of times before. I felt like we had connected in quite a strong way before and other real sort of meeting of minds, mutual respect. And then we arranged to have dinner. Emily’s sister and my wife are very close friends, and we arranged to have this dinner when we knew we were doing this job together. And Emily acted like, and actually said, that she’d never met me before.

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  Helen   November 07, 2019   0 Comments

Despite filming only wrapping last week, we already have our first look at Wild Mountain Thyme thanks to Variety and a new more detailed synopsis posted by Collider. The film is expected to be released some time in 2020 by Bleecker Street in the US (Anthropoid) and Lionsgate in the UK (Barb and Star, Robin Hood)

“Anthony (Dornan) always seems to be out in the fields working, worn down by his father’s (Walken) constant belittling. But what really stings is his father’s threat to bequeath the family farm to his American cousin Adam (Hamm). Rosemary (Blunt) at first seems to hold a grudge for having been shamed by Anthony in childhood, but the sparks between them would keep a bonfire blazing through the night. Her mother Aoife (Molloy) strives to unite the families before it is too late”

Variety has been given access to the first-look image for John Patrick Shanley’s “Wild Mountain Thyme,” starring Emily Blunt and Jamie Dornan. The film, which has just wrapped production on location in Ireland and New York, is being sold at AFM by HanWay Films.

The film, an adaptation of Shanley’s Broadway smash hit “Outside Mullingar,” is about obstinate star-crossed lovers, whose families are caught up in a feud over a hotly contested patch of land that separates their two farms. Other cast members include Jon Hamm, Dearbhla Molloy and Christopher Walken

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  Helen   September 03, 2019   0 Comments

Earlier today, it was announced that there have been some new additions to Wild Mountain Thyme which is due to start filming at the end of this month in Ireland. Emily Blunt has replaced Holliday Grainger in the production and added Jon Hamm, Christopher Walken and Dearbhla Molloy to the cast. It was also revealed that Lionsgate (Barb and Star, Robin Hood) has acquired the rights in the UK and Bleecker Street (Anthropoid) in the US. It all sounds very exciting and what an amazing cast!

Emily Blunt and Jon Hamm are teaming up for John Patrick Shanley’s lyrical Irish romance Wild Mountain Thyme alongside Jamie Dornan, Dearbhla Molloy and Christopher Walken.

Wild Mountain Thyme will see Blunt and Dornan play obstinate star-crossed lovers, whose families are caught up in a feud over a hotly contested patch of land that separates their two farms. Production is due to kick off on location in Ireland on Sept. 30.

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  Helen   May 03, 2019   0 Comments

Jamie Dornan (A Private War) and Holliday Grainger (Animals) have been set to star in romance Wild Mountain Thyme from John Patrick Shanley (Doubt) who is adapting his hit Broadway stage play Outside Mullingar.

HanWay will launch sales in Cannes on the project, which is set against the landscapes of rural Ireland. Dornan and Grainger will play obstinate star-crossed lovers, whose families are caught up in a feud over a hotly contested patch of land that separates their two farms. CAA Media Finance is handling North American rights

Pic was developed by Mar-Key Pictures, Likely Story and Port Pictures and is produced by Leslie Urdang (The Seagull), Anthony Bregman (Foxcatcher) with Alex Witchel, and Martina Niland (Once) of Port Pictures. Andrew Kramer will executive produce

The film is due to go into production this summer in Ireland and New York and will feature the song ‘Wild Mountain Thyme’ written by Francis McPeake and Robert Tannahill, covered by artists including George Harrison, Van Morrison, Rod Stewart and more recently Ed Sheeran.

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