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Mel Gibson and Sean Penn are shooting a film 'all over Dublin' this month

It’s like Braveheart all over again.

KEEP YOUR EYES peeled, Dubliners, because the city is about to be graced with a little star power.

melgibson Source: PA Wire

Mel Gibson and Sean Penn are setting up in Dublin to shoot their new film, The Professor and the Madman, at the end of the month.

The film is a long-term project of Gibson’s and was adapted from a book by Simon Winchester on the creation of the Oxford English Dictionary.

the-professor-and-the-madman Source: Wordpress

Gibson will play the professor of the title, Sir James Murray, who set about compiling the dictionary in 1857. Penn is the ‘madman’, aka Dr WC Minor, who submitted 10,000 entries while an inmate at an asylum for the criminally insane.

According to the Irish Film Board, shooting will take place for eight weeks in locations “all over Dublin”, starting at the end of the month.

People Mel Gibson Source: Lionel Cironneau/PA Wire

Gibson is currently expecting his ninth child, with his girlfriend Rosalind Ross, and gearing up for the release of his latest directorial effort, Hacksaw Ridge.

He’s already in Dublin and was spotted having a nice steak for himself in FX Buckley:

megl Source: Facebook/FX Buckley Steakhouses

Penn was last heard in a voice acting role in The Angry Birds Movie.

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