The Journey is a fictional account of The Troubles which sees two enemies in Northern Ireland, Democratic Unionist Party leader and evangelical Protestant minister Dr. Ian Paisley and Sinn Fein politician Martin McGuinness, veteran leader of the Irish Republican Army who devoted his life to the cause of Irish reunifications. The duo are forced to take a short journey together in which they will take the biggest leap of faith and change the course of history towards fashioning a peace agreement that will change the course of history.
The film interests me alot considering the history of The Troubles leading up to the peace agreement and the McGuinness/Paisley relationship that would go from sworn enemies to being dubbed The Chuckle Brothers came to be, though I believe this film will just stick with the journey from A to B with a few stoppages along the way. Ian Paisley passed away on the 12th September 2014 and Martin McGuinness passed away on the 21st March 2017.
Nick Hamm has directed the film on a script penned by Colin Bateman and the film stars Timothy Spall, Colm Meaney, Toby Stephens, John Hurt, Catherine McCormack, Ian McElhinney, Ian Beattie, Barry Ward, Mark Lambert, Kristy Robinson and Freddie Highmore.
The Journey is scheduled for cinematic release on the 30th June 2017.