Before becoming Hollywood’s latest buzzy Emerald Isle import, “Four Letters of Love” was once Irish author Niall Williams’ debut novel. A bestselling Ireland-set epic about a young couple and the forces threatening to pull them apart, “Four Letters of Love” was a major success upon its 1997 publication. It has since been translated into over 30 languages (via Variety).
Now, with Irish stars Pierce Brosnan and Gabriele Byrne joining its adaptation, as well as Irish newcomers Fionn O’Shea and Ann Skelly, the tale is about to reach a wider audience than ever before. The addition of Helena Bonham Carter to the film’s cast has only turned more heads. “Irish story-telling is riding a wave of success in the international marketplace, and we’re delighted to bring this beautiful romantic modern classic to the EFM for buyers to enjoy,” said Cornerstone’s Alison Thompson and Mark Gooder of the story. Cornerstone is handling international sales and distribution of the adaptation.
Brosnan and Bonham Carter will play the parents of the story’s two young lovers. The adaptation, which begins shooting in February, will have Polly Steele at its helm.