The Irish actor was picked by Shane himself!
If the news that Irish actor Barry Keoghan will be starring in the new Marvel movie 'The Eternals' wasn't enough..
Its just been announced that Barry will also star as Shane MacGowan in an upcoming biopic about The Pogues singer.
The film will tell the story of MacGowan's early beginnings, to how the The Pogues came to be and the love story with his wife Victoria Mary Clarke.
Shane is heavily involved in the production and is currently back in the studio recording the soundtrack.
And his wife Victoria has written the script!
He even had the final say on Barry's casting, saying: "Barry is a marvelous actor and I couldn't think of anyone better to do it. He’ll do a great job"