Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Cillian Murphy to Lead Mining Drama BLOOD RUNS COAL

Cillian Murphy to Lead Mining Drama BLOOD RUNS COAL
Cillian Murphy will follow up his Oscar win for "Oppenheimer" with the leading role in the adaptation of Mark A. Bradley's non-fiction book "Blood Runs Coal: The Yablonski Murders and the Battle for the United Mine Workers of America". The adaptation is penned by "Edge of Tomorrow" scribes Jez Butterworth ("Ford v Ferrari") and John-Henry Butterworth ("Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny").

The book follows the 1969 murder of mining union organizer Joseph "Jock" Yablonski, who was killed at home with his wife and daughter. The killings followed Yablonski campaigning against a corrupt union leader, and sparked a lengthy investigation that unveiled shady dealings within the coal industry, altering the history of American labor unions.

John Davis and Jordan Davis will produce via Davis Entertainment. Murphy and Alan Moloney will produce via Big Things Films. Bradley will executive produce.

Murphy is also attached to star in and executive produce a sequel trilogy to the 2002 zombie horror film "28 Days Later", and a "Peaky Blinders" movie.


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