Filmmaker Jim Sheridan is in talks with HBO bosses about the prospect of turning his film In America, which deals with the issue of illegal immigration in the States, into a TV series.

He revealed: "It could be HBO, but I don't want to say for definite before we sign the deal.

"I want to tell the story of illegal aliens; the people on the edges of American society. It will focus on the Irish community in the States."

Sheridan believes that TV shows give directors greater scope for creativity than feature films, so it’s no wonder he is eager to get the project going. We hope it goes ahead!