Saoirse in negotiations to star in “Order of the Seven”
11 February, 2012 · Posted by under News & Rumors, Projects · No Comments

Looks like we have another (possible) new project for Saoirse! According to several sources she is in talks to star in “Order of the Seven“. Thanks M. for the heads up!

The action-adventure film, originally conceived as a Snow White project, will be directed by Michael Gracey.

Saoirse Ronan is in early negotiations to star in Disney’s Order of the Seven, an action-adventure movie set in China.

Commercials director and visual effects wizard Michael Gracey is directing the epic, which has a long development history — it was originally conceived as a revisionist East-meets-West Snow White tale.

In this iteration, the seven are a 19th century-set disparate band of international warriors belonging to a centuries-old order who have lost their way. They meet with an Englishwoman (Ronan) who is being chased by an ancient evil, and she proves to be the catalyst for their redemption.

While the project is set in China, the warriors will be from locales near (the U.S.) and far (Russia), and each warrior will have a unique fighting style.
Natalie Portman was loosely attached to star in the project when Francis Lawrence was on board as director and the Snow White elements were more emphasized.
Andrew Gunn is producing.

Seven puts Ronan, one of the more accomplished young actresses of her generation, back in action territory. Last year, she starred as an assassin in Joe Wright’s Hanna. She is best known for her work in Atonement and The Lovely Bones and this spring will shoot The Host, Andrew Niccol’s adaptation of a Stephenie Meyer sci-fi novel.

Saoirse to present Irish premiere of Tin Tin
20 October, 2011 · Posted by under News & Rumors · No Comments

Saoirse Ronan is set to present the Irish premiere of Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson’s latest production – The Adventures Of Tin Tin at the Savoy cinema in Dublin.

The Irish actress who worked with filmmaker Jackson on the production of The Lovely Bones, is set to welcome audience members to the premiere of the critically acclaimed 3D movie on Sunday.

The Adventures of Tin Tin, stars Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, and Daniel Craig, and is based on the iconic Tin Tin comics which have been consistently successful globally for decades.

The plot is based around the discovery of an elegant model of the ship the Unicorn at a market. Tintin (Bell) and his loyal dog Snowy are intrigued as to why so many desire it, and comment on the secrets it holds.

Arrivals commence at 5pm, screening commences at 5.30pm, Sunday October 23.

“Violet & Daisy” TIFF Update – Saoirse will be attending
23 August, 2011 · Posted by under News & Rumors, Violet & Daisy · 1 Comment

Good news, according to the official press release of the Toronto International Film Festival Saoirse Ronan is expected to attend the festival. Her upcoming movie “Violet & Daisy” was recently added to the line-up of the festival. Her co-stars Alexis Bledel and James Gandolfini, screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher are also expected to attend.

Violet & Daisy” is part of the special presentation line-up and has 3 screenings. The first screening is September 15, 6 pm at Visa Screening Room and we expect that Saoirse will attend that screening. The movie will have 3 screenings in total.

Thursday September 15
Visa Screening Room (Elgin)

Friday September 16

Sunday September 18
Scotiabank Theatre 1


Filmbase 25th Anniversary Interview
22 June, 2011 · Posted by under Interviews, News & Rumors · No Comments

Filmbase are celebrating their 25th anniversary this week with festivities taking place on Friday June 24th and Saturday June 25th. Events include a public interview with Oscar nominated actress Saoirse Ronan which will take place on June 25th. Saoirse is one of Ireland’s most successful actresses having played starring roles in Joe Wright’s ‘Hanna’, ‘Atonement’ and Peter Weir’s ‘The Way Back’.

Celebrations kick off at Filmbase’s Temple Bar location on Friday 24th June at 7pm with a special ‘Road to the Oscars’ panel session. The panel including Juanita Wilson (The Door, As If I Am Not There), Steph Green (New Boy) and Nicky Phelan (Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty). The panel will discuss how they got to the Oscars with their work following a screening of the Oscar-nominated short films.

Other events at the Filmbase 25th celebration include a Birthday Party, sponsored by Jameson, at Filmbase from 6pm-8pm on June 25th and screenings of short films, filmmakers speaking in the café in Filmbase, animation demos and top tricks and demo for the DSLR camera throughout the Saturday.


Saoirse not in “Anna Karenina”
12 June, 2011 · Posted by under News & Rumors, Projects · 1 Comment

Unfortunately Saoirse will be in “Anna Karenina” according to IFTN.

Keira Knightly and Jude Law are reportedly attached to the film to play the title character and her husband. Despite reports indicating her involvement in the project, IFTN have also received confirmation that Saoirse Ronan is no longer attached to the film.

Saoirse Ronan to Star in Vampire Pic ‘Byzantium’
14 May, 2011 · Posted by under News & Rumors, Projects · No Comments

Keep in mind this could be turn out to be a rumor just like with “The Host“.

Director Neil Jordan reunites with producer Stephen Woolley for mother-daughter bloodsucker pic.

CANNES — Oscar winning filmmaker Neil Jordan is reuniting with producer Stephen Woolley to make Byzantium, a female vampire movie with Saoirse Ronan and Gemma Arterton as the lead bloodsuckers.

The original script is penned by Moira Buffini and details the story of a mother vampire who turns her own daughter into a vampire and the pair form a lethal partnership, sometimes posing as sisters.

The £8 million ($11 million) budgeted movie is set to shoot in October.

Jordan and Woolley have made several movies dating back to 1984’s The Company of Wolves, based on Angela Carter’s novel.

Woolley produced Jordan’s Oscar winning The Crying Game also and last worked together on Breakfast on Pluto in 2005.

“I love the horror genre and we’ve been working on this for three or four years. I sent it to Neil and he liked the script,” Woolley said. “We’d both recently revisited Angela Carter’s book and it was just chance that when I called [Jordan], we were thinking along the same lines.”

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Lainey Gossip: Saoirse Ronan challenges Jennifer Lawrence in role of Katniss for The Hunger Games
3 March, 2011 · Posted by under News & Rumors · No Comments

Thanks to M for pointing out.

I was the first to report yesterday that Jennifer Lawrence has emerged as the frontrunner for the role of Katniss in the film adaptation of The Hunger Games. Several hours later, just before the end of the business day, Variety posted the same, confirming my initial story that Lawrence has indeed “generated the most interest” even though they listed Hailee Steinfeld and Abigail Breslin as possible contenders too. Look, according to my sources, at this point Steinfeld and Breslin are so far behind in the running, Lawrence has pretty much lapped them, it’s not even a conversation.

What I can tell you however is that although Lawrence put down a great read and they are talking very seriously with her and really love her, I’ve just learned exclusively that they are still tossing around another name: Saoirse Ronan, mostly because no one can stop talking about her performance in the upcoming Hanna – the trailer is SO badass, I wrote about it here a couple months ago. I’ve spent the morning going back to the original sources who told me about Lawrence and they say that she is still favoured, but that it’s about “making sure we’ve exhausted every possibility. Katniss has to be perfect”. I’ve not been able to get any information about whether or not they’ve even met with Ronan yet but I’m hearing that the “interest is definitely there”. When I pressed about what Ronan’s chances are, I was told that “(Saoirse) has to dazzle them, like hit one out of the park if she wants to take out (Jennifer Lawrence)”. I’ll keep you posted.


Saoirse Ronan talks ‘Hobbit’
14 February, 2011 · Posted by under News & Rumors · No Comments

In her first public statements about her rumored role in ‘The Hobbit,’ actress Saoirse Ronan told

“No, nothing has actually been confirmed yet. I’d love to get a role in The Hobbit . I think everybody in the world would like a role in The Hobbit .”

It has been reported that Ms. Ronan is up for the rumored role of Itaril, a character created specifically for the two Hobbit films. Itaril is described as a Silvan Elf chosen to become part of the Woodland King’s Guard. Thanks to Ringer Merielle for the heads up, and click the link for the complete details.


Casting Director Says Saoirse Ronan Joins ‘The Hobbit’
27 January, 2011 · Posted by under News & Rumors · No Comments

Great news! Looks like it was confirmed that Saoirse will join the cast of The Hobbit. Thanks to Sarah for the info.

According to an interview with Ros Hubbard, casting director for The Hobbit, the production has one more cast member: Saoirse Ronan (Hanna, Atonement, The Lovely Bones). The actress has been rumored for the film over the past couple months, but this is the first confirmation that she is indeed cast.

We don’t know what role she’ll play (she’s been rumored as Itaril) but when the interviewer asks Ros Hubbard about the presence of Irish actors Aidan Turner, James Nesbitt and Saoirse Ronan in The Hobbit, she says,

…working with Peter Jackson is like working with a family. So they’ll have a great time. Saoirse’s family will go too, everyone is very close and very loving on those sorts of jobs. It’s not like typical studio movies at all.

This is interesting, because only a week ago the actress said that no offer had come her way to take part in The Hobbit, saying “Yeah if I was asked, certainly” when asked about the rumor that she was cast. Her father followed up with “it would be something that would be wonderful if it happens. I don’t think all of the cast members have been chosen or asked yet because it’s going to be such a long project.”


Saoirse Ronan may join the cast of ‘The Hobbit’
22 October, 2010 · Posted by under News & Rumors · No Comments

Thanks to Jessica for the heads up.

According to Deadline, Fry and 16-year-old Irish actress Saoirse Ronan are “possible participants” in the two-part fantasy epic. Fry previously worked with Jackson to write a screenplay for a Dam Busters remake, while Ronan led the cast of the director’s Lovely Bones adaptation.


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