Chernobyl star Barry Keoghan to play The Pogues singer Shane MacGowan in biopic about his life
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Chernobyl star Barry Keoghan to play The Pogues singer Shane MacGowan in biopic about his life

BARRY KEOGHAN’S acting career is rising rapidly with the news that he is set to play the legendary Irish musician Shane MacGowan in a biopic about the man’s life.

The Irish Sun broke the news today that Keoghan, who is known for his roles in Chernobyl and Black 47, will play Tipperary man MacGowan in the on-screen story of his life, which begins with MacGowan’s struggle to break into the UK music scene in the 1980’s.

Keoghan recently clinched the role of the villain in upcoming Marvel movie The Eternals, another massive role—so it’s looking like a good year for the 26-year-old.

Mr MacGowan told the Irish Sun:

“Barry is a marvellous actor and I couldn’t think of anyone better to do it.” He added, “He’ll do a great job.”

MacGowan’s long-term partner Victoria Mary Clarke hinted at the news on Twitter recently, and today brings confirmation: Keoghan will indeed be playing a living legend.

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While the film will focus on the life of Shane MacGowan, it is not necessarily a movie about his iconic band The Pogues; rather, it will revolve around the love story between himself and Victoria Mary Clarke.

But fans of the Dirty Old Town band won’t be disappointed, as MacGowan is reportedly heading into the studio to create some new tracks for the upcoming biopic.

The details of the MacGowan movie are still largely unknown, but with the hype now surrounding it we expect we’ll be hearing more soon—most importantly being when we’ll be able to watch it.