Documentary on Thin Lizzy’s Phil Lynott to hit theatres in Ireland this year

The film is helmed by award-winning Irish director Emer Reynolds.

A documentary centred on the life and career of the late Phil Lynott, vocalist, bassist and founding member of Thin Lizzy, is set to release “this autumn” across cinemas in Ireland. This comes after Break Out Pictures secured the rights to the film, titled Phil Lynott: Songs For While I’m Away.

A number of prominent musicians have contributed to the film, including Thin Lizzy’s Scott Gorham, Eric Bell and Darren Wharton, U2’s Adam Clayton, Huey Lewis, James Hetfield of Metallica and more.

The film is helmed by award-winning Irish director, Emer Reynolds, who is also a long-time fan of the group.

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“Having been a huge Thin Lizzy fan throughout my life, it’s an incredible honour to be bringing this celebratory and intimate portrait of lead singer and songwriter Philip Lynott to the big screen,” said Reynolds.

Producers attached to the film also include Alan Maher and John Wallace of Ireland-based Cowtown Pictures, as well as Peter Worsley of London-based music documentary specialists Eagle Rock Films for Globe Productions.

The late musician’s children, Sarah Lynott and Cathleen Howard-Lynott have spoken out in optimism of the film, telling Screen Daily: “As always, we are incredibly proud of our dad and we loved having the opportunity to look at the man behind the music with this film.”

Details on whether the film will see a worldwide release has been confirmed.

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