'Jack Mulligan' Film Cast Might Be The Greatest Sporting Ensemble Ever

'Jack Mulligan' Film Cast Might Be The Greatest Sporting Ensemble Ever

The great film ensemble casts of our time - Ocean's Eleven, The Hangover, 2011 classic New Year's Eve - are all a who's who of famous faces and 'wow factor' cameo roles. But they're set to be challenged by an upcoming London-Irish short crime drama.

Presenting 'Jack Mulligan' - a GoFundMe project started by screenwriter and musician Andy Nolan - which is set for release in 2016, and will feature a cast jam-packed with bruising sporting stars.

The official Facebook page lists the cast as starring Irish boxing legend Steve Collins, former Liverpool icon Neil 'Razor' Ruddock, current middleweight challenger Matthew Macklin, author and bareknuckle boxing champ James Quinn McDonagh, 58-time convict turned author Noel 'Razor' Smith, and former St. Patrick's Athletic footballer Mark Hutchinson.

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has also allegedly agreed to star as himself in a cameo role.

Add to that the latest signing, French rugby maestro Serge Betsen, and you've got yourself a potential half hour-long bloodbath set on the streets of London.

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The film has been heavily promoted by former middleweight and super-middleweight world champion Collins on social media, and he confirmed Betsen's involvement on Facebook yesterday. No stranger to the big screen - 'The Celtic Warrior' once starred in Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels as well as 2013's The Taxman - Collins' character will be head of fictional Irish gang 'the Green Bloods.'

Though listed as a fellow Green Bloods member, speaking to Balls, three-time World middleweight title challenger and former European champ Matthew Macklin distanced himself from a starring role in the crime flick:

I don't know anything about Jack Mulligan except they're making a film and Steve Collins is in it!

I told Andy Nolan [Bible Code Sundays songwriter, Jack Mulligan screenwriter] that I was up for it, but he'd have to ask me again. I never have the time.

When we asked him whether he'd consider following Liverpudlian cruiserweight Tony Bellew - who will star in Rocky spin-off Creed - onto the silver screen as opposed to the squared circle, Mack the Knife didn't rule anything out:

Yeah, I'd be up for it. Maybe after the boxing. Who knows?

But before we see Macklin tear up Hollywood, we still want to see him in an all-Munster World title bout.

It's looking like [I'll be back at] the end of September.

Hopefully after that me and Andy can get it on, so long as we both win our next fights.

Tipp versus Limerick for a world title? Now that'd be a serious drama.

You can get behind the Jack Mulligan project on its official GoFundMe page. You know you want to see it!

Gavan Casey
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Former handwriting champion. Was violently bitten by a pelican at Fota Wildlife Park in 2001.

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