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Open auditions being held to find someone to play Phil Lynott on the big screen

Jim Sheridan is working on the documentary about his rise to stardom.

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PRODUCERS ARE LOOKING for someone to play the part of Phil Lynott on the big screen.

An open casting is being held in Dublin this afternoon for an actor/musician/singer, aged 18 – 35, to play the part of Lynott in a feature documentary about his rise to stardom.

Six-time Oscar nominee Jim Sheridan and award winning documentary maker Colm Quinn are working together on the documentary. Sheridan said:

“Having known Phil, and loving his music from the very start, it’s a great honour to celebrate his life and work on the big screen.

I see this as a non fiction movie, one meant for the cinema, and I can’t wait to start the process of finding our modern day rocker.

Anyone who feels they can embody Thin Lizzy’s front man is invited to attend the auditions.

Producers Marcie Films say experience in film and television is not essential but those auditioning are being asked to come prepared with a song, poem or an example of Phil’s influence on you. Alan Maher of Marcie Film said:

Whether you sing, play the bass or have a passion for poetry and rock n’ roll, you could be our Phil Lynott.

“The successful Rocker will work with professional mentors and those who have influenced and worked with Phil to ‘become’ THE ROCKER.”

The open casting will be held at 12-13 Bow Street, Dublin 7 from 12.30pm.

Read: 13 vintage photos of Phil Lynott being effortlessly cool>

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