Michael Flatley unveils poster for his upcoming movie

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Michael Flatley has unveiled the first poster for his upcoming movie, Blackbird.

The legend of Irish dance has thrown himself into this new project since hanging up his dancing shoes.

He has written, directed and starred in the movie – as well as financing the entire thing.

Michael Flatley unveils poster for his upcoming movie
Now he has tweeted the poster for the thriller with a message for his fans.

The movie is described as ‘half James Bond, half Casablanca’ and stars Flatley as Victor Blackley, aka ‘Blackbird’ – a suave martini drinking lothario.

Flatley said: “I’ve dreamt of making a movie since I was seven years old. Nothing great is ever easy but Nothing is Impossible!! Job Done!!!”

The movie also features veteran star Eric Roberts, (Julia’s brother), Ian Beattie, Rachel Warren, as well as Irish actor Patrick Bergin.

The synopsis reads: “Troubled secret agent ‘Blackbird’ abruptly retires from service and opens a club in the Caribbean to escape the dark shadows of his past. An old flame arrives and reignites love in his life but brings danger with her.”

It seems the stars bonded on the set of the film. Flatley referred to Robert as a ‘legend’ and said you ‘couldn’t met a nicer guy’.

Robert replied to Flatley’s tweet with the message: “Loved every minute.”

There is no release date for the movie as yet, but it is likely to hit the screens before the end of the year.

Written by Michael Kehoe @michaelcalling