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New Irish Film 'Pixie' Has Gangster Priests, A Hell Of A Cast, And Some Mad Craic In Sligo

New Irish Film 'Pixie' Has Gangster Priests, A Hell Of A Cast, And Some Mad Craic In Sligo
By Paul Moore Updated

With a COVID having a massive impact on the amount of new films arriving in the cinema, any new release in your local theatre is cause for celebration, let alone an Irish one, but we're very excited about Pixie.

However, continuing in the madcap form of In Bruges and The Guard, there's a vein of jet black comedy that's running through Pixie that's darker than the darker part of the Sligo GAA jersey.

In terms of the plot, Pixie (Olivia Cooke) wants to avenge her mother’s death by masterminding a heist, but her plans go awry and she finds herself on the run with two young men (Ben Hardy, Daryl McCormack) who are way out of their depth being chased across the Wild Irish countryside by gangsters. She has to pit her wits against everyone, taking on the patriarchy to claim the right to shape her own life.   

As you can see in the trailer, this involved a shed-load of guns, gangsters that are on a mission from God, dead bodies in a car, murderous priests, a pathetic attempt at smuggling drugs, Colm Meaney on badass form, a rotting corpse that's crammed into the back of a rust bucket, and a shootout in a church.

Oh yeah, it's set in Sligo too.

We're sold.

In terms of the cast, Pixie boasts one hell of a lineup with Olivia Cooke (Ready Player One) joined by Ben Hardy (Bohemian Rhapsody) and Daryl McCormack (Peaky Blinders) in the lead.


Elsewhere, fans of The Young Offenders might notice Chris Walley starring alongside the iconic Colm Meaney and Alec Baldwin.

Dylan Moran, Ned Dennehy, Pat Shortt, and Packy Lee complete the impressive lineup and after seeing the trailer, there's a hint of Guy Ritchie, Quentin Tarantino, and the McDonagh brothers about this one.

We're definitely not complaining!


Take a look at what's in store when Pixie is released on October 23.


Clip via Paramount Pictures UK


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