Caitríona Balfe announces new film with Rami Malak and Rachel Brosnahan


Caitríona Balfe is heading back to the silver screen and we cannot wait!

The actress has announced her next role following the success of her last film, the Academy Award winning, Belfast. This time, she is set to take on a new challenge as she joins the star-studded cast of upcoming thriller, Amateur.

The Monaghan native will be starring alongside Mr. Robots’ Rami Malek, Rachel Brosnahan from The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and John Wick star, Laurence Fishburne.

Caitríona announced the news on Instagram, and shared her excitement at joining the project. Saying: “Very excited to be joining this amazing cast!! This is going to be a fun one.”


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While there is no word on Caitríona’s role yet, the film is described as a spy-gone-rogue story.

With the description reading: “Amateur follows CIA cryptographer who, after his wife is tragically killed in a London terrorist attack, demands his bosses go after them. When it becomes clear they won’t act due to conflicting internal priorities, he blackmails the agency into training him and letting him go after them himself.”

It’s not just us who are excited for the project, as a whole host of her friends took to the comment section to show their support.

TV presenter Amanda Byram wrote: “Hella YEAH! This is gonna be aceballs, well done darlin”

Caitríona’s Outlander co-star Sam Heughan commented: “Amazing!”

Actor Emrhys Cooper said: “congratulations darling! So excited for you”


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Caitríona is currently on hiatus from her hit show, Outlander.

The series is set to return to our screens with season seven in just a month, followed by its eight and final season.

The Monaghan native starred as leading woman Claire Fraser since the show’s first episode in 2014, but after nearly ten years, she is saying goodbye to the series.

Sharing the news on Instagram, Caitríona told fans: “We have BIG news. Bittersweet but also very exciting that we get to continue this journey for an 8th and final season.”

Sharing her gratitude at the opportunity to portray Claire, the actress wrote: “It’s been a gift beyond my wildest dreams … brought me friendships for life, stretched me as an actor and a person and now we get to give you back one more season and finish it right for all you amazing fans. Thank you for being with us on this magical journey.”

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