According to The Irish Times, Colin Morgan will star in star in the film adaptation of Eugene O’Neill’s play a Long Day’s Journey into Night! Unfortunately, filming was due to start on Monday but was postponed due to financial problems. Ed Harris (The Truman Show, Westworld) and Jessica Lange (Tootsie, Big Fish, American Horror Story) will play, respectively, husband and wife James and Mary Tyrone. Ben Foster (X-Men: The Last Stand) and Colin Morgan will play, respectively, their sons, Jamie and Edmund Tyrone.
Harris and Lange had been cast to play, respectively, husband and wife James and Mary Tyrone – the role played by Lange on London’s West End in 2000. Other members of the cast included the American actor Ben Foster (as Jamie, their older son), the Northern Ireland actor Colin Morgan (playing Edmund, their younger son), the Irish actor Ericka Roe (the couple’s summer maid, characterised by O’Neill as a “buxom Irish peasant… amiable, ignorant, clumsy with a well-meaning stupidity”), and American actor Lesa Thurman, playing Bridget, a cook.