Among the rolling green hills of the Emerald Isle, a new love story is born. Two young people pushed by the stars and fate to be together must face the scorching nature of life to help their love survive. Four Letters of Love is a New Irish romantic movie coming to the big screen this year, and we cannot wait to see it!
Whenever someone speaks of Irish love stories, we always find ourselves wondering about classics such as Leap Year and P.S. I Love You. A romance born among the green hills of Ireland with exquisite nature backdrops, beautiful music, and a charming couple that you cannot help but fall in love with immediately is exactly what we need today! The fact that Four Letter of Love stars the ever-handsome Irish actor Pierce Brosnan and the wonderfully talented Helena Bonham-Carter only makes this movie better and better.
As we wait for the release date of Four Letters of Love, let’s talk all about Irish romance films, Four Letters of Love’s plot, cast and crew, and what we can expect from the upcoming movie.
Love Stories on the Irish Hills
Ireland is a gorgeous country with its rolling green hills, beautiful beaches, rich culture, and welcoming people. It’s the perfect backdrop to a whirlwind love story for the ages. Throughout the years, filmmakers have made good use of this ideal location. They have set love stories throughout the country; whether the lovers were Irish or just happened to fall in love while in Ireland, Ireland and its culture always played a significant role in the culmination of their passion.
Four Letters of Love will be another addition to the long list of Irish romance movies that make us want to believe in genuine love all over again. But before we talk about the new film, let us tell you about a couple of movies you can watch while waiting for the release of Four Letters of Love.
Ever heard of the legend of Leap Year? An Irish tradition states that on a specific date during a Leap Year, the woman can propose to her man instead of waiting for him to do it. Anna, an American woman, gets tired of waiting for her boyfriend to propose. So, while he is on a business trip to Ireland, she decides to follow him and propose to him on Leap Year.
Things will obviously not go as planned! However, this charming romance starring Amy Adams and Matthew Goode will make you want to pack your bags and head straight to Ireland to find your own true love as soon as possible!
P.S. I Love You
P.S. I Love You and Four Letters of Love have two things in common. 1: They are both adapted from Irish novels and 2: The story has something to do with letters. In P.S. I Love You, Holly, a recent widow, starts receiving letters from her dead husband that are meant to help her deal with her grief.
One of the tasks is taking a trip back to Ireland, where they first met. So Holly packs her bags, takes her girlfriends along and travels to Ireland. The film is a beautiful story of love and how moving on doesn’t mean that you do not love that person any more. With heartthrob Gerard Butler and Hillary Swank leading this film, we can guarantee you will fall in love!
Okay, so technically, Brooklyn takes place between Brooklyn, USA and a town in Southeast Ireland, But the story is 100% Irish at heart. It’s based on the Irish novel of the same name by Colm Tóibín.
Brooklyn, starring Irish Oscar-nominated actress Saoirse Ronan, tells the story of Eilis, a young girl who decides to leave Ireland for the US. Deeming her life in Ireland as going nowhere, Eilis tries to find her purpose in America. Brooklyn is the story of Irish immigrants and how Eilis learns to love and cherish her roots no matter how far she goes. It’s not only a love story between two people, but a love story between a girl and her country.
Now that you have some movies to give you a background on Irish love stories, let’s dive into the new addition we’re getting next year!
The Plot of Four Letters of Love
Four Letters of Love is a profoundly romantic Irish story. It tells the story of three parents of a young couple fated to be together. Nicholas Coughlin (Fionn O’Shea) grew up in a loving family. That is until his father, William (Pierce Brosnan), said that God had spoken to him. He quit his job and decided to follow God’s “message’’ to him to spend his life painting, leaving his family to fend for themselves.
Conversely, Isabel lives a simple life with her poet father and wise mother. One day, while her brother takes her to dance class, he suffers from a paralysing fit. Feeling guilty and burdened, Isabel leaves her family to attend a school on the mainland.
As the young couple meet and fall in love, they also have to deal with the difficulties life has thrown their way. Coming to terms with their families and their pasts will be the only way for them to build a healthy future together.
The Making of Four Letters of Love
Four Letters of Love is an adaptation of the international best-selling novel by Irish author Niall Williams. The 1997 novel has been translated into over thirty languages and sold in over twenty countries worldwide. Its success inspired filmmakers to adapt it to a feature-length film to bring it to an even wider audience.
With the recent success of several Irish stories in the international market, such as The Banshees of Inisherin and The Quiet Girl, filmmakers are excited to bring forth more Irish storytelling to the world, and since the world has no shortage of super-talented Irish actors, directors, and writers, we cannot wait to see authentic work that reflects the true beauty of Ireland to the world.
Shooting in Ireland
Four Letters of Love was shot in various locations around Northern Ireland and Ireland. Shooting started in February in Belfast and later moved to Donegal in Ireland. The streets of the city and countryside were used as a backdrop to the movie to give the audience an authentic look into Irish everyday life.
To read more about the gorgeous places where the movie was shot and to find out the attractions you can visit there, you can read our article on the shooting locations for Four Letters of Love.
The Cast of Four Letters of Love
The upcoming romantic film, Four Letters of Love, starring seasoned actors and a couple of fresh new faces. With the immense experience and talent actors such as Pierce Brosnan and Helena Bonham Carter bring to the screen, as well as the fresh talent of Fionn O’Shea and Ann Skelly, this movie is sure to be interesting to watch.
Let’s learn a little more about the cast’s previous work and what they can bring to the upcoming film.
The esteemed Irish actor and filmmaker Pierce Brosnan is best known for playing the one and only Agent 007 from 1995 to 2002. Brosnan was the fifth actor to play James Bond on the big screen. He also went on to voice the character in multiple video games.
Away from James Bond, Brosnan played a set of diverse characters throughout his career, jumping from one genre to the other seamlessly. The two-time Golden Globe-winning actor has starred in movies such as Mrs Doubtfire (1993) with Robin Williams, The Thomas Crown Affair (1999) opposite Rene Russo, the action thriller The November Man (2014), and the musical sensation Mamma Mia! (2008) opposite Meryl Streep and its sequel Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018).
Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham Carter is an English actress best known for her quirky roles, dark aesthetics, and peculiar fashion. She rose to fame through her various roles in period dramas such as A Room With A View (1985) and Lady Jane (1986).
She then rose to international stardom as she played Bellatrix Lestrange in the Harry Potter franchise. She also portrayed The Queen Mother in The King’s Speech (2010), for which she won a BAFTA award for Best Actress and was nominated for an Academy Award as well.
Gabriel Byrne is an Irish actor, director, producer and screenwriter. The Golden Globe-winning actor started his career in the Royal Court Theatre before he made his screen debut with the Irish drama The Riordans.
He is best known for his roles in Lionheart (1987), Little Women (1994), Enemy of the State (1998), and Hereditary (2018). The notable actor has also been nominated for two Tony Awards and two Primetime Emmy Awards.
Fionn O’Shea is an Irish actor who started his career in 2007 as a child actor in the short Academy Award-nominated film New Boy. He rose to fame playing Ned Roche in the Irish comedy Handsome Devil (2016), which earned him an Irish Film and Television Award nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role Award and Rising Star Award.
Ann Skelly is an Irish actress. She started her career in the Irish film Kissing Candence (2017). Her role earned her an Irish Film and Television Award nomination for Best Actress. She then starred in the crime drama Red Rock (2015-2019) and the HBO series The Nevers (2021).
When should you expect to see Four Letters of Love?
Unfortunately, there is no release date yet for Four Letters of Love. However, it is expected to be released in early 2024. Since all the primary shooting has ended, the filmmakers are probably just putting some final touches. Hopefully, since most of the actors are not Americans, we might not have to deal with delays due to the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike. But you never know, so keep your eyes open for any news.
In the meantime, you can check out the Irish romantic movies we recommended above or check out more romantic movie recommendations on our website. We’re sure Four Letters of Love will come out sooner rather than later, so just stay patient!