Love/Hate star Robert Sheehan is swapping his blue hoodie for a toga in a new Shakespeare film.
The Hollywood actor will be a long way from the violent streets of Dublin after signing up to play Roman general Mark Antony.
The Portlaoise man, who played gunned-down Darren in the RTE series, is taking on the role in a multi-million euro remake of William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar.
And Sheehan is playing one of the three men who ended up ruling ancient Rome after Caesar was assassinated.
But the 26-year-old, who recently starred in flop vampire movie The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones, will have to prove his acting skills are up to the task.
Producers were describing the remake as a “chilling film adaptation of Shakespeare’s shocking tale of ambition, betrayal, murder and the supernatural”.
Caesar, which has a budget of €7million, is expected to head into a number of smaller cinemas later this year after scenes were filmed towards the end of 2013.
Last year, London-based Sheehan’s Hollywood career received a blow when The Mortal Instruments lost money for the studio.
Producers made the decision to halt the second movie of the six-part series, which the former Misfits star had hoped would make him a huge name in America.
Source: Irish Mirror