Actress Saoirse Ronan attends a screening of Lost River at Cineworld as part of the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival. Enjoy the 4 HQ images I found!
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Lifetime has picked up the 2015 Sundance fest title “Stockholm, Pennsylvania,” a dark drama that stars Saoirse Ronan and Cynthia Nixon.
The movie from first-time director Nikole Beckwith had mixed reviews out of Sundance. It’s set to premiere May 2 on Lifetime.
The film revolves around a woman (Ronan) who is kidnapped as a child. After 17 years of living in a basement with her abductor, she struggles to adjust after returning home to her biological parents.
Jason Isaacs (“Harry Potter,” “The State Within”) and David Warshofsky (“The Mentalist”) also star in the film, which played in Sundance’s U.S. Dramatic Competition section.
Greg Ammon (“59 Middle Lane”), Dan Halsted (“Virgin Suicides”) and Leslie Urdang (“Rabbit Hole”) produced “Stockholm” with Fido Features in association with Olympus Pictures.
Saoirse Ronan has admitted that she and Ryan Gosling have been dying to work together for years.
The pair collaborated on Ryan’s directorial debut Lost River and relished the opportunity to finally work together.
The actors were originally meant to co-star in The Lovely Bones with the Hollywood actor slated to play Saoirse’s father before being axed from the flick.
“We have wanted to work together since we were meant to have starred in The Lovely Bones and I sort of wrote Lost River with her in mind,” Ryan said.
The Grand Budapest Hotel actress also revealed that Ryan was a very supportive director on set.
“I think we were all encouraged by Ryan to find our own meaning for the story an for the characters we played as well,” she said.
“A big part of the prep for us was to incorporate our own sort of personality and character into the role.”
“Then that sort of influenced the relationships we had within the story and determined what path we all took.”
“That could change from day to day so we really had to be on our toes,” she added.
The Carlow native also admitted she developed a close bond with her character’s pet rat Nick during filming.
“I really fell in love with Nick. It got to the stage where we would kiss each other on the lips when nobody was watching or when they were watching, we didn’t really care,” she admitted.
Offering an eerily beautiful dreamscape woven set against the wilderness of Detroit, Lost River marks the directorial debut of Ryan Gosling, who presented the film this past Saturday night to an eager Austin crowd.
“I wanted to have my North American debut in Austin at South by Southwest because I hear you like to keep it weird,” he announced to a packed house. “Well, let’s see just how weird you like to keep it!”
Featuring an eclectic cast of talented performers, including Iain De Caestecker, Saoirse Ronan, Christina Hendricks, Matt Smith, Eva Mendes and Ben Mendelsohn, Lost River follows a single mother and her oldest son who, having hit some economic hardship, are forced to come face to face with all sorts of allegorical monsters.
ComingSoon.net sat down with Gosling, Ronan and De Caestecker the following day and was treated to an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at what went into bringing Lost River to life. With topics ranging from rats to fairy tales to dreams about vampires, this is one video interview you’re not going to want to miss. Check it out in the player below and then catch Lost River on April 10 when it simultaneously hits theaters and VOD.