Michael Flatley to star in, direct and finance new movie
Riverdance legend Michael Flatley is to finance, direct and star in a new spy movie.
The Chicago-born star has turned his attention to acting since hanging up his dancing shoes in 2016.
He has already starred in two short films. He played a homeless and drunken clown living in Boston in A Little Bit of Tear, and he also appears in Till Forever as Allied soldier during World War II.
This time, Flatley is funding the entire project himself, and making his directing debut.
The film is currently untitled, but Flatley’s role is described as a “martini-loving Lothario”.
Starring opposite Flatley is movie legend Eric Roberts who will play the baddie, a role he is familiar with after playing villains in The Dark Knight and The Expendables.
The pair have been filming in Barbados and posting their glamorous surroundings on social media.
Flatley posted a picture of him and his team on Instagram adding the caption: “The creative process is a demanding lover… Intense, challenging, fulfilling and intoxicating!”
Flatley finally retired from dancing after decades of performing took its toll on his body.
In 1989 he set a Guinness World Record for the most foot taps in a second with 28.
He then went on to create Riverdance which toured all over the world and amassed him a whopping €225m fortune, so he will have no issues financing this latest movie venture. The movie is expected to be released at some time next year.