Irish reels to film reels: Michael Flatley’s side-step into cinema
The Irish dance legend has decided to try his hand at making, and starring in, a feature-length spy thriller. And the carefully choreographed build-up ahead of its release demonstrates that he hasn’t forgotten how to put on a good show
Amid jump cuts of shooting guns, revving sports cars and steamy kisses teased in the trailer for Blackbird, a tuxedoed Michael Flatley turns to the camera with a stiff stare and slight grin.
“I’m not the man I used to be,” he states as suspenseful music crescendos.
As a man who made his fortune with an over three-decade long career in Irish dancing before retiring in 2016, this line may ring truer for Flatley than ...