Stars coming to Dublin for JDIFF

Updated: 24 January 2013 08:07

Actors Gabriel Byrne, Danny DeVito, Frank Langella and Tim Roth, Avengers Assemble director Joss Whedon and cinema legends Costa-Gavras and Robert Towne are among the guests confirmed for this year's Jameson Dublin International Film Festival.

Actors Gabriel Byrne, Danny DeVito, Frank Langella and Tim Roth, Avengers Assemble director Joss Whedon and cinema legends Costa-Gavras and Robert Towne are among the guests confirmed for this year's Jameson Dublin International Film Festival.

This year's festival runs from February 14 to 24 and over 130 films, shorts, masterclasses and special events are part of the programme.

Booking is now open on the festival website, jdiff.com.

Among this year's highlights are: the Jameson Cult Film Club screening of LA Confidential, with Danny DeVito in attendance; the Tim Roth-starring Broken; Joss Whedon's take on Much Ado About Nothing; The Hardy Bucks Movie; Kieron J Walsh's Jump; Irish K2 documentary The Summit, the world premiere of the documentary Blood Rising and a concert celebrating the work of Academy Award- winning composer Dario Marianelli at the National Concert Hall and featuring the RTÉ Concert Orchestra.

Speaking at the launch, Festival Director Gráinne Humphreys said: "The year-long search for the most original voices in contemporary cinema will finally be unveiled next month.

"It's a festival jam-packed with screenings, workshops and masterclasses, and I am genuinely humbled by the guests who will join us: Olivier Assayas, Costa-Gavras, Danny DeVito, Joss Whedon, [casting director] Margery Simkin and Frank Langella. It is an honour to welcome them and the rest of our cast list to Dublin."