Burt Reynolds has joined the cast of the Northern Ireland production A Bunch of Amateurs. According to Variety, this is the first movie to come from CinemaNX, which is backed by Isle of Man.

The film is a fish-out-of-water story that finds a washed up leading man accepting a job to play King Lear at Stratford in hopes of rejuvenating his career. When he arrives, he discovers that he is actually the star of a small village production.

The film, being directed by Andy Cadiff, will begin shooting in Ireland February 2nd of this year.