From The National Turk:
A joint production of Turkish-Irish film sector will depict the story of the Ottoman Empire’s aid to Ireland during the great famine period in Ireland between 1845 and 1851. World-famous actors Sean Bean and Colin Farrell are in the cast of Famine.
The most traumatic and sorrowful period in Ireland’s history, known as the Great Hunger and the great Famine will be brought into the silver screen, but this time it will tell the story of little-known aspect.
A new film at early production stage will depict the story of how the Ottoman Empire sent aid to the emerald isle in Ireland at great potato famine in 1845 which claimed nearly 1 million lives.
‘Famine’ shooting is set to start in October and the film will be shot in Ireland and Turkey with a $50 million budget and its cast will include noted Irish actors like Sean Bean, Colin Farrell as well as several Turkish movie stars including Burak Özçivit. and Kenan İmirzalıoğlu.