Saoirse Ronan Set For How I Live Now

She'll star for Kevin Macdonald

Saoirse Ronan Set For How I Live Now

by James White |
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Given some of her recent work and a couple of upcoming jobs, we’d guess that Saoirse Ronan will soon be able to teach a survival skills course. Because she’s now lining up a role which sees her having to make her way to safety through the English countryside: Kevin Macdonald’s How I Live Now.

Jeremy Brock (who worked with Macdonald on The Last King Of Scotland) and Tony Grisoni have adapted Meg Roskoff’s novel, which will find Ronan as Daisy, an argumentative girl from New York who is sent to England to stay with her cousins as an evacuee from a third world war. While she quickly adapts to life in the countryside, and finds romance, her world is shattered when enemy forces occupy the country and she’s forced to survive along with the rest of the youngsters.

Right now, Ronan is busy playing a vampire in Neil Jordan’s drama Byzantium, and she’ll next crop up on screen in teen assassin film Violet & Daisy. As well as How I Live Now, she’s lined up to star in The Host, adapted from Stephenie Meyers’ novel about a girl sharing a mind with an alien after an invasion who hooks up with the human resistance. Like we said – she’ll soon be a survival expert…

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