On top of all this, though, Branagh is evidently working on a project much closer to home; a Belfast-set semi-autobiographical political drama based his own childhood experiences on the brink of The Troubles, an erratic time of political unrest in Britain. "What's always appealed to me was to tell a story about my own experience: a generational thing about my time in Belfast, a particular slice of dockside, working-class, Protestant life. I have an almost photographic recall of seeing Bernadette Devlin on television in the riots, and what all of that was doing to our family and all of those around us," Branagh revealed to The Guardian.
Sounds like a potentially insightful and fascinating depiction of '60s British life though Branagh's eyes though, despite the explanation, it remains to be seen what the crux of the story will be. Or how the biographical and political elements will come into play. Either way, it's all pretty early, and we'll have to wait and see but it's another project from the director who if anything, remains unpredictable.