Saoirse Ronan learns to Live Now
Irish actress Saoirse Ronan (Hanna [+see also:
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Ronan will play Daisy, a New York teen that goes to England for the summer. She falls in love with and begins a relationship with her cousin Edmond but that is nipped in the bud when World War 3 begins. When England is taken over by hostile forces, Daisy has to take to the woods for survival.
Jeremy Brock (The Last King Of Scotland [+see also:
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Film4 and Cowboy Films are producing with John Battsek (The Imposter), Alasdair Flind (Fire In Babylon), Andrew Ruhermann (Project Nim [+see also:
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The film is currently in pre-production with a view to a 2013 release.
Ronan is currently filming Neil Jordan’s Byzantium and will then begin work on Andrew Niccol’s The Host. Her voice will be heard in Manuel Sicilia’s animated film Justin And The Knights Of Valour.
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