Ken Loach Drives “Route Irish”

Director Ken Loach (“Looking for Eric,” “The Wind That Shakes the Barley”) and cinematographer Chris Menges (“Poor Cow,” “Kes”) are re-teaming on “Route Irish” for Sixteen Films Why Not Prods. and Wild Bunch says The Hollywood Reporter.

Paul Laverty penned the script which follows two men who make their living as private security contractors in Iraq who risk their lives in a city awash with violence and greed.

When Frankie gets killed on “Route Irish” — the road that links Baghdad airport to the Green Zone — Fergus, unable to overcome his grief and guilt, doesn’t accept the official explanation and sets about investigating the truth of his friend’s death.

Mark Womack, Andrea Lowe, John Bishop, Trevor Williams and Talib Hamafraj star.