Book Republic Acquires The Rights To Book Of Sheen Movie

Book Republic, the ’boutique’ imprint run by Maverick House, has acquired world rights to Stella Days 1957-1967: The Life and Times of a Rural Irish Cinema. The book was written by Michael Doorley and is the basis for a forthcoming film starring Martin Sheen, Stenphen Rea and Amy Huberman is based.

According to the site description the book ‘is an evocative publication about growing up with the local ‘Stella’ cinema in Borrisokane, Co. Tipperary.’

A spokesperson for Book Republic said ‘[we] are genuinely excited about this. What’s great about this book is that it was a little book that no-one had ever heard of, and then suddenly it was picked up by Hollywood, so it’s a little success story. We are delighted to have the author, Michael Doorley, on board. He’s a great character and a gentleman.’
The film, also called Stella Days, will be released in September 2011 and was filmed in Fethard, Tipperary in 2010. It was written by Antoine O’Flatharta based on Doorley’s book and is produced by Newgrange Pictures.

Book Republic will release the book as a B-format hardback priced at €19.99 as well as print on demand and ebook editions to coincide with the release of the film.