Rob Doyle's 'Here Are the Young Men' Adapted for Film by Eoin Macken
Film rights to Rob Doyle's debut Here Are the Young Men, first published by Bloomsbury in 2014, have been acquired by Well Go USA Entertainment with Eoin Macken directing the film from a screenplay he wrote based on the novel. Starring in the Irish teen drama are Travis Fimmel (Raised by Wolves, Vikings), Dean-Charles Chapman (Game of Thrones, 1917), Finn Cole (Peaky Blinders, Animal Kingdom), Anya Taylor-Joy (The Queen’s Gambit), and Ferdia Walsh-Peelo (Vikings).
Here Are the Young Men portrays a chilling spiritual fallout, harbinger of the collapse of a national illusion. Set in 2003, the film follows three Dublin teenagers who leave school to a social vacuum of drinking and drugs, and fall into acts of transgression. It previously played at the Galway Film Fleadh, where it won the Bingham Ray New Talent Award for co-producer Edwina Casey, and at the Giffoni Film Festival, where it was in official competition.
The film will be released on 19 March 2021. Click here to watch the trailer.