Meghan Markle lands starring role in remake of classic Irish film 'The Quiet Man'

Meghan Markle lands starring role in remake of classic Irish film 'The Quiet Man'

MEGHAN MARKLE is set to return to acting with a bang as she has clinched the starring role in an upcoming remake of an Irish classic.

Ms Markle, who was best-known for her role in US show Suits, put her acting career on the back-burner when she met and married British royal Prince Harry, but the couple's recent move to America indicated the actress may be making a return to Hollywood.

Is has now been confirmed that Meghan is returning to her roots-- in two ways-- as she takes over Maureen O'Hara's role in the classic Irish film The Quiet Man.

Ms Markle boasts Irish roots through her father, who is of Dutch-Irish descent, and she'll soon return to her ancestral home for the highly-anticipated remake from Irish-American director Ariel Parson.

Meghan spoke about how she felt 'silenced' during her time with the Royal Family- she is now, ironically, taking on a role about a quiet man. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

Details of the film are being kept tightly under wraps, but we do know that the remake will remain faithful to the original, and Ms Markle is undergoing Irish accent training from dialect coach Brendan Gunn, who was behind the fantastic efforts from Emily Blunt in Wild Mountain Thyme.

While the original was shot in the picturesque landscape of Cong, County Mayo, Ariel Parson's The Quiet Man remake will take place in Swinford, County Mayo, after the director was inspired by the scenery found in beloved Irish show The Hardy Bucks.

An insider close to the casting director of The Quiet Man remake told The Irish Post that while the leading man has not been officially chosen as of yet, those in charge are leaning towards Gerard Butler, whose role-- and accent-- as an Irish man in PS I Love You captured hearts across the Emerald Isle.

Meghan Markle and Gerard Butler could be the new faces of the Irish classic 'The Quiet Man'

Filming will be delayed due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, but the remake is tipped to begin shooting in Ireland in early 2022, after the cast and crew have completed their mandatory quarantine in Dublin's Crowne Plaza Hotel.

It is scheduled to hit cinemas on April Fool's Day 2023.

As for The Quiet Man, the question remains- was he silent? Or was he silenced?