Saoirse Ronan To Star In Greta Gerwig’s ‘Lady Bird’ | Film News
Saoirse Ronan is a name on everybody’s lips these days. Although first catching the attention of audiences in 2007’s Atonement, Ronan has really exploded over the last couple of years with charming and powerful performances in Wes Anderson‘s The Grand Budapest Hotel and her Oscar-nominated Brooklyn.
She is far from done as she now looks to tackle works from two of the greatest playwrights of all time, having signed on to the latest film adaption of Anton Chekov‘s The Seagull and a theatre adaption of Arthur Miller‘s The Crucible at the Walter Kerr Theatre.
Capitalising on her growing reputation as an actress to be excited about, she has also secured a role in Greta Gerwig‘s Lady Bird. This shall be a pivotal film for both women, as Ronan will be looking to add another solid performance to her collection and this is Gerwig’s directorial debut. Gerwig is most associated the 2000’s “mumblecore” cinema movement, having had starring roles in several films of that movement; her experience, combined with her involvement with a vast array of directors, will surely help her when it comes to this.
In Lady Bird, we follow Ronan as a high-schooler on the brink of graduation. Before heading off to college, she decides to spend her last year at home in Sacramento. Already there are indicators that this will be a coming-of-age film, focusing on the monumental change that young people go through before they take their first steps to independence. Ronan is without a doubt a good choice for Gerwig, and although there is no word on when Lady Bird will be released, it shall definitely be one to watch due to the partnership of two incredibly talented women.
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