Some Saoirse Stuff

Saoirse Ronan and Bill Weasley Domhnall Gleeson hold on to each other in the first offical still from the period drama. The first image from Brooklyn has been released, showing actors Saoirse Ronan and Domhnall Gleeson in an embrace at a dance.

Shooting has finished in Ireland, after which filming moved in mid-April to Montreal in Canada for a further four weeks.

Set in the early 1950s, Brooklyn is the story of a young woman, Eilis (Ronan) who moves from small town Ireland to Brooklyn, NY, where, unlike home, she has the opportunity for work and for a future - and love, in the shape of Italian-American Tony (Emory Cohen).

When a family tragedy brings her back to Ireland, she finds herself absorbed into her old community, but now with eligible Jim (Gleeson) courting her. As she repeatedly postpones her return to America, Eilis finds herself confronting a terrible dilemma - a choice between two men and two countries.

John Crowley, director of Boy A and Closed Circuit, directs an adaptation of Colm Toibin’s bestseller from a script by Nick Hornby, the novelist who wrote the screenplay for An Education. Producers are Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey.
Saoirse Ronan and Domhnall Gleeson in Brooklyn first image

Irish Oscar-nominee Saoirse Ronan has confirmed she’ll be attending the Cannes Film Festival next week. Lucky Saoirse was chosen by Hollywood hunk Ryan Gosling as one of the stars in his directorial debut Lost River, which is expected to be one of the festival highlights.

And all eyes will be on young Saoirse as she turns on the glam next Tuesday alongside her big name co-stars Christina Hendricks, Eva Mendes, Ben Mendelsohn and Matt Smith. A source said: “She’s really excited about going over, it’s always a glamorous event so she’s already deciding what to wear for the red carpet.”

Described a fantasy thriller, the youngster takes on the part of the girl-next-door called Rat who joins forces with the lead character Billy. He discovers a secret road leading to an underwater town with the two youngsters diving deep into the mystery in order to keep their families alive.
Friends are jealous of me working with Ryan Gosling

HER film with Ryan Gosling will enjoy its world premiere this week at the 67th Cannes International Film Festival but Saoirse Ronan will be absent from the red carpet.

Principal photography began in Co Wexford in March and moved to Montreal mid-April.

With such a tight schedule to capture scenes for the 1950s drama, Carlow native Saoirse is unable to jet over to the South of France for a major screening of Lost River, previously called How To Catch A Monster, this week.
No Cannes do as Saoirse stuck on set for Gosling premiere