Gabriel Byrne stars in the Leonard Cohen-inspired comedic drama

Corey Marr Productions, Don Carmody Productions, MCP Productions and Port Pictures announced today the start of production on the feature film DEATH OF A LADIES’ MAN, directed by Matthew Bissonnette (Passenger Side, Who Loves the Sun) from his own script.  The Canada/Ireland co-production continues filming in Montreal and rural Ontario until May 7th before moving to the west coast of Ireland between May 20th and 28th, 2019.

Inspired by the work of Leonard Cohen, and set to some of his most beloved music, Death of a Ladies’ Man tells the funny, magical and emotional journey of Samuel O’Shea (GABRIEL BYRNE), a womanizing poetry professor whose second or third mid-life crisis takes a fantastical, grave and then sublime turn when he returns to his family cottage in Ireland and meets the woman of his dreams who is full of unexpected surprises.

Gabriel Byrne, recent recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Irish Film & Television Academy for his distinguished, decades-long career in film and television (Miller’s Crossing, The Usual Suspects, Hereditary, HBO’s In Treatment) stars alongside Brian Gleeson (Phantom Thread, Mother!), Suzanne Clément (Mommy, Un Certain Regard – Best Actress winner for Laurence Anyways), Antoine Olivier Pilon (Mommy), Karelle Tremblay (The Fireflies Are Gone), and Pascale Bussières (The Blue Butterfly).

Producers of Death of a Ladies’ Man are Corey Marr (Bissonnette’s producer on Passenger Side and Who Loves the Sun), Don Carmody (Chicago, Resident Evil series, Orphan, Silent Hill series), Marie-Claude Poulin (Brooklyn, Café de Flore, War Witch/Rebelle) and Martina Niland (Once, Sing Street).

Death of a Ladies’ Man is made possible with the financial participation of Telefilm Canada, Monte Rosso Productions, SODEC, Fís Éireann / Screen Ireland, The Canada Media Fund (CMF), Ontario Creates, Bell Media’s Crave and The Harold Greenberg Fund, CBC Films and the Western Regional Audiovisual Producer’s Fund (WRAP Fund). The film was developed with the assistance of Telefilm Canada, The Harold Greenberg Fund and Ontario Creates.

 Death of a Ladies’ Man  will be distributed in Canada by Mongrel Media and Métropole Films.  International sales will be handled by Celluloid Dreams.