Gleeson set to drive ‘Limo’

Pic skedded for end-year shoot

LONDON — Brendan Gleeson, who has been as Ireland’s answer to Gerard Depardieu after his starring role in John Boorman’s Cannes prize-winner “The General,” is set to play the lead in Barry Devlin’s “Limo Man.”

The $15 million romantic comedy is the story of a Dublin taxi driver who lands himself the job as chauffeur to his favorite American movie actress. Written and to be directed by Devlin, the pic is being financed to shoot at the end of the year.

It’s being produced by Katy McGuinness of the Good Film Company, with Declan Quinn (“Leaving Las Vegas”) as director of photography.

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