“Hanna” star Saoirse Ronan is set to topline Kevin Macdonald’s “How I Live Now,” an indie drama based on the 2004 novel by Meg Rosoff.
Ronan will play Daisy, a teenage girl from New York City who travels to England to spend the summer with family in the English countryside. When World War II breaks out and insurgents invade, Daisy and a younger girl named Piper must survive alone in the woods as they try to make it to safety.
Jeremy Brock (Macdonald’s “The Last King of Scotland”) and Tony Grisoni wrote the script. Film 4 is producing the pic with Charles Steel and Alasdair Flind of Cowboy Films.
Ronan is currently filming Neil Jordan’s “Byzantium” and will next be seen opposite Alexis Bledel in Geoffrey Fletcher’s teen assassin pic “Violet & Daisy.” Irish thesp is also set to topline Andrew Niccol’s adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s young adult novel “The Host.”
Ronan is repped by CAA and Macfarlane Chard.
Here’s the plot of the book:
“Fifteen-year-old Daisy is sent from Manhattan to England to visit her aunt and cousins she’s never met: three boys near her age, and their little sister. Her aunt goes away on business soon after Daisy arrives. The next day bombs go off as London is attacked and occupied by an unnamed enemy.
As power fails, and systems fail, the farm becomes more isolated. Despite the war, it’s a kind of Eden, with no adults in charge and no rules, a place where Daisy’s uncanny bond with her cousins grows into something rare and extraordinary. But the war is everywhere, and Daisy and her cousins must lead each other into a world that is unknown in the scariest, most elemental way.”
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JOTDEEP on December 15th, 2011
eAGERLY WAITING 4 Violet & Daisy:)