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Shining star Paul Mescal lands starring role in big budget remake of Carmen

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Normal People star Paul Mescal will replace Jamie Dornan in a modern day version of one of the world’s most popular operas. 

The Kildare actor’s incredible year continues with the news he will play the male lead in Benjamin Millepied’s film “Carmen,” a modern-day re-imagining of one of the world’s most celebrated operas.

Mescal will star opposite Melissa Barrera, who will play the title character of Carmen.

According to Deadline.com, Mescal replaces the Fifty Shades star Jamie Dornan, who was previously attached to the role.

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Carmen will mark the feature debut of Millepied, a former principal dancer from the New York City Ballet who choreographed Darren Aronofsky’s “Black Swan.”

Former GAA star turned actor Mescal captured hearts all over the world in his star-making turn as Connell Waldron in Normal People.

He has since gone on to land parts in a Rolling Stones music video and a lead part in The Lost Daughter, an adaptation of the Elena Ferrante's novel, directed by Maggie Gyllenhaal.

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