Voight set for Boorman crime biopic

DUBLIN — Jon Voight is set to co-star with rising Irish thesp Brendan Gleeson in John Boorman’s crime biopic “I Once Had a Life.”

Boorman has adapted the script from Paul Williams’ 1995 nonfiction bestseller “The General,” and will also produce and direct.

The $12 million pic, from Merlin Film, shoots for 11 weeks in Dublin beginning Sunday.

The pic also features Adrian Dunbar, Sean McGinley, Oscar winner Brenda Fricker and “The Commitments” stars Angeline Ball and Maria Dole Kennedy.

Voight plays Inspector Kenny, arch-nemesis to Martin Cahill, the Dublin crime lord known as the General who was assassinated in August 1994. Gleeson, acclaimed for his lead role in Paddy Breathnach’s crime comedy “I Went Down,” plays Cahill.

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