Irish Eye on Hollywood:
Season of Saoirse

John Crowley (left), Saoirse Ronan and Emory Cohen attend the Brooklyn premiere during the 2015 Sundance Film Festival (Photo: Getty Images)

By Tom Deignan, Contributor
October / November 2015

In November, Brooklyn finally arrives in theaters. This long-awaited Irish immigrant saga (based on Colm Tóibín novel) stars Saoirse Ronan and Domhnall Gleeson and was directed by Cork native John Crowley. Ronan plays an immigrant to 1950s New York who falls in love with an Italian American only to face a tough choice when family troubles arise back home in Ireland.

Ronan recently announced she will be joining the cast on the latest Broadway revival of Arthur Miller’s witch-hunting play The Crucible.

This theatrical experience should prove helpful for Ronan’s next film role. This past June she began shooting her latest flick in New York City entitled The Seagull. Also starring Annette Bening and Corey Stoll, the film (to be directed by Michael Mayer) is based on Anton Chekov’s classic play. ♦

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