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Mrs Brown film follow-up stalled by Brexit

The follow-up to Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie – the spin-off from the hit BBC1 sitcom – has been postponed because of rocketing costs since June’s referendum.

In an interview with The Sun, the series’ creator and star Brendan O’Carroll said: “We were planning to do it this year but the numbers weren’t right.

“The Brexit drop in sterling makes it a lot more expensive for the studio than it would have been previously. They will wait until the pound stabilises before they make any plans.

“The plot and outline are there and ready to go. We know what’s going to happen and how we’re going to do it.

“That’s the only way you can price it and make a budget. Other than that it’s just a question of, ‘Are we going or not going?’ We need ten months’ notice on that and so far there’s nothing.”

The first Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie film was a hit at the British box office, pulling in £4.3 million in its opening weekend. It went on to take £28 million

According to the Guardian the vote to leave the European Union could have a wide-ranging impact on the British film industry, with co-productions between the UK and European partners becoming complicated and funding – including a €130m (£105m) cash injection from the EU’s media programme – reduced.

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