Brothers in August?

Jim Sheridan has given some indication as to when we might finally get to see Brothers. He’s looking at a late Summer release, which may or may not hold but I think its pretty certain that this time next year we’d all have had the chance to see it.

But Sheridan, who is renowned for making off-beat movies, looks set to score another critical hit in 2009.

He revealed how he has just completed filming on a big-budget film starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Spider-Man star Tobey Maguire.

A remake of Susanne Bier’s acclaimed Danish flick Brothers, it tells the story of a man, played by Maguire, who is sent to fight in Afghanistan while his black-sheep brother (Gyllenhaal) cares for his wife and child. It co-stars big names including Natalie Portman and Sam Shepard.

Sheridan continued: “We were in Santa Fey in New Mexico filming it for more than five months and we had a fabulous time.

“It’s a great town and was good fun to make. I think that we’re going to release that in August of next year.”