The newly formed Chapel Place was set up by Farrell with his sister and manager Claudine Farrell. The pair will team with Magiday’s, also newly founded, Sleeper Films as well as Australia’s Hopscotch Features for the feature adaptation. Troy Lum and Andrew Mason will produce for Hopscotch.
Written by Dervla McTiernan, ‘The Ruin’ tells the story of police officer Cormac Reilly who discovers two neglected children in a crumbling house in Galway, their mother dead upstairs from an overdose. Twenty years later, when another body is found, Reilly is drawn back to the cold case that has haunted his career, uncovering shocking secrets about police corruption and abuses of the church, and questioning who among his colleagues he can trust.