The Stag – What Moriarty did next


Andrew Scott was quite brilliant as Moriarty in the BBC’s Sherlock. He will next be seen on the big screen in the comedy, The Stag.

Self-confessed metrosexual Fionan (Hugh O’Conor) doesn’t want a Stag Do, but would happily attend the Hen. His concerned bride-to-be Ruth (Amy Huberman) persuades the marginally more macho best man Davin (Andrew Scott) to organise one. Reluctantly he agrees, while doing everything he can to stop Ruth’s infamously alpha male brother, known only as ‘The Machine’ (Peter McDonald), gatecrashing their sober, walking-weekend, excuse for a Stag Party. Not so easily foxed, ‘The Machine’ tracks them down, sparking to life a wild few days in rural Ireland where the Stags find themselves lost, shot at, stoned and butt-naked. THE STAG is a hilarious and heart-warming journey of friendship, fear, male bonding, and tightly fashioned squirrel skin!

Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock and Legacy) leads a fresh ensemble cast of rising Irish and British stage, screen and comedy stars including Hugh O’Conor (The Young Poisoner’s Handbook, My Left Foot), Brian Gleeson (Snow White and the Huntsman, The Eagle of the Ninth), Andrew Bennett (Angela’s Ashes), Michael Legge (Channel 4’s Shameless) and Amy Huberman (Comedy Central’s Threesome).

Award-winning writer/director John Butler (RTE’s award winning sketch show Your Bad Self, debut novel The Tenderloin) makes his feature directing debut with this hilarious and touching comedy about male friendship – developed and co-written with actor/writer Peter McDonald (I Went Down, When Brendan Met Trudy), and produced by Rebecca O’Flanagan and Rob Walpole (The Good Man).

THE STAG will open nationwide at cinemas in Ireland on March 7 and in the UK on March 14, 2014.

Watch the trailer below.

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