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PRODUCTION UK / Ireland / Canada

John Crowley shoots Brooklyn

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- Cast headed by Saoirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson, Jim Broadbent and Julie Walters

John Crowley shoots Brooklyn
Saoirse Ronan

Director John Crowley (Closed Circuit [+see also:
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) has commenced principal photography at Ireland locations for Brooklyn, an adaptation of Colm Toibin’s bestseller, from a script by Nick Hornby (An Education [+see also:
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). The film will shoot for three weeks in Enniscorthy, Wexford and Dublin, Ireland, before moving in mid-April to Montreal, Canada for a further four weeks.

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Set in the early 1950s, Brooklyn is the story of a young woman who moves from small-town Ireland to Brooklyn, New York, where, unlike home, she has the opportunity for work and for a future - and love, in the shape of an Italian-American. When a family tragedy brings her back to Ireland, she finds herself absorbed into her old community, but now with an eligible bachelor courting her.  As she repeatedly postpones her return to America, she finds herself confronting a dilemma - a choice between two men and two countries.

Saoirse Ronan (The Grand Budapest Hotel [+see also:
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]
) heads the cast that also includes Domhnall Gleeson (About Time [+see also:
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]
), Emory Cohen (The Place Beyond The Pines), Jim Broadbent (Le Week-End [+see also:
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]
) and Julie Walters (Effie Grey).

Producers are Finola Dwyer (An Education) and Amanda Posey (Quartet [+see also:
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).

The film is a BBC Films, Telefilm Canada, Ingenious, the Irish Film Board, British Film Institute and SODEC (Canada) presentation of a Wildgaze Films (UK), Finola Dwyer Productions (UK), Parallel Films (Ireland) and Item 7 (Canada) co-production.  Hanway Films are handling international sales, and Lionsgate will release in the UK and Mongrel in Canada.

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