Ireland in the early 20th century is a firm part of the British Empire and its people are grinding poor, barely surviving. When the handsome young Sean MacDiarmada leaves his small family farm, nobody would have guessed, that he would become the mastermind of an uprising that changed the fate of his life and his country forever: the 1916 Easter Rebellion marks the beginning of Ireland's battle for independence.
The story of this ‘birth of nation’ moment has never been told on film – until now. 'The Rising’ will be the first motion picture to dramatize the heroic story of a revolution against the British Empire that led to the creation of the Irish Republic.
Colin Morgan (The Huntsman: Winter's War, Legend)
Jonathan Rhys Meyer (Match Point, From Paris with Love)
Fiona Shaw (Harry Potter's movies, True Blood, The Tree of Life)
Brendan Coyle (Downton Abbey)
Introducing Micheál Neeson as Michael Collins