A film about Irish revolutionary leader James Connolly may be resurrected in time for the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising.
The project was shelved because of a lack of funding but moves are now happening to get the multi-million euro project back on track.
The script celebrates the story of "an ordinary man who creates a revolution" and is likely to be formatted in a fashion similar to the box office hit Michael Collins.
Sources said that funding may become available for the Connolly film in the context of the 1916 celebrations.
Taoiseach Brian Cowen has formed an all-party Oireachtas to devise plans for a series of events to mark the 100th anniversary of the rising.
It is understood that this committee is considering putting forward cash to help a number of private sector initiatives including theatre and film productions.
One of the key proposals under consideration is the Connolly movie, because much of the ground work has already been completed.
"It's a commercial movie which would be fronted by Hollywood actors and there is some money behind the script," explained the source.
"It is priced in the multiple of millions so it's unclear how much the Government could afford to donate."
Trade unions movements have already committed some funding to the film and it is still likely that a significant private backer would still be required alongside State investment.
The proposed film is to star Peter Mullan as Connolly and Patrick Bergin as Jim Larkin, the trade union leader.