Some movie gossip today Fuggers and Fuggettes. Lenny Abrahamson (the Irish movie supremo who transformed Frank Sidebottom into a quirky American style indie movie character) has a new film in the works. It's called What Seanie Did and is about an ultimately decent guy dealing with the consequences of a bad decision. There will be lots of scenes of Seanie wearing a really smart double cuff pink herringbone formal shirt with his head in his hands and shots of free floating blossoms from the cherry tree in Seanie's garden intercut with shredded documents and ashes from a suspicious house fire. There will also be sad piano music throughout the film and no custodial sentence whatsoever at the end.
Tara Brady of The Irish Times has already declared the film to be 'the greatest drama ever viewed with eyes'. When asked if he was worried the film might be considered an apologia for white collar chicanery, Abrahamson pointed out that the film is in no way based on Sean FitzPatrick of Anglo Irish Bank but actually based on a dream he had that was based on Sean FitzPatrick of Anglo Irish Bank. 'The bank even has a different name' said Abrahamson, 'the bank in my film is called Danglo and the guy gets let off the hook because the DPP purposefully brings the wrong charges against him. It's nothing like what happened in real life at all'.
'My main worry would be the public greeting the film with the same apathy they greeted the recent verdict', said Abrahamson whose next project is rumoured to be titled Good Man Yourself: The Larry Goodman Story.