We have added a brand new photo of Saoirse in her film ‘On Chesil Beach’. ‘On Chesil Beach’ will screen this Sunday (Oct. 8) at the BFI London Film Festival. Check back for updates, if Saoirse does attend the premiere. There’s also a small new interview we’ve attached below.
Saoirse’s upcoming film On Chesil Beach has been acquired by Bleecker Street! They are currently planning a 2018 release.
‘Dunkirk’ actor Billy Howle also stars in Dominic Cooke’s adaptation of Ian McEwan’s novel, which recounts a honeymoon gone wrong.
Bleecker Street has acquired the U.S. rights to the newlywed drama On Chesil Beach, starring Saoirse Ronan and Billy Howle.
The Brooklyn Oscar nominee and the Dunkirk actor, respectively, play a newlywed couple who remained virgins until their wedding night. Their honeymoon retreat along the English seaside in 1962 becomes a challenge as they find themselves ill-equipped to consummate their marriage.
Former Royal Court Theatre head Dominic Cooke directed the adaptation of Ian McEwan’s novel from the author’s script. Elizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley produced, with Joe Oppenheimer, Thorsten Schumacher, Zygi Kamasa, Beth Pattinson, Chiara Gelardin, Norman Merry, Peter Hampden and Ian McEwan serving as executive producers.
On Chesil Beach made its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Bleecker Street, which also picked up the drama Disobedience out of Toronto, will wait until 2018 to release On Chesil Beach.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The lineup for BFI London Film Festival has been announced, and On Chesil Beach will be premiering there! The news are slightly confusing, but it seems the film will have a gala event, as each of the festival themed strands will get their own. You can read a piece of Deadline‘s article below.
The 61st BFI London Film Festival has announced its full lineup for the 2017 festival. Running October 4-16, the festival will screen 242 films with 29 world premieres, 8 international premieres and 34 European premieres. There will be on-stage Q&As with talent including Julian Rosefeldt & Cate Blanchett, David Fincher, Ian McEwan and Takashi Miike.
In addition to the already announced opener and closer (Breathe and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri respectively), gala slots will go to Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name, Alexander Payne’s Venice opener Downsizing, Paul McGuigan’s Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool, Saul Dibb’s Journey’s End, Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Killing of a Sacred Deer, Richard Linklater’s Last Flag Flying, Dee Rees’ Mudbound, Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water and Lynne Ramsay’s You Were Never Really Here.
Each of the festival’s themed strands will have its own gala. They are Amant Double in Dare, The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales in Family, Blade of the Immortal in Thrill, Foxtrot in Debate, The Meyerowitz Stories in Laugh, On Chesil Beach in Love, Redoubtable in Create, Shiraz: A Romance of India in Cult and Wonderstruck in Journey.
There will be special presentations for Clio Barnard’s Dark River, Michael Haneke’s Happy End, Sally Potter’s The Party, Lucrecia Martel’s Zama, Sebastián Lelio’s A Fantastic Woman, Greg Barker’s The Final Year and Shirin Neshat’s Looking for Oum Kulthum. In addition, the festival will present the first two episodes of the David Fincher-produced series Mindhunter for the first time to European audiences.
Saoirse’s presence at Toronto International Film Festival has been confirmed! She’ll be attending the premieres of Lady Bird and On Chesil Beach, both during the event’s opening weekend. The festival’s full lineup has been revealed, including more information about both movies, such as new summaries and running times.
USA / 94 minutes / 2017 / STC / Colour / English / International Premiere
A rebellious young woman (Saoirse Ronan) navigates the pressures and constraints of Catholic school and life in Sacremento, in Greta Gerwig’s solo directorial debut.
Christine McPherson (Saoirse Ronan, also appearing at this year’s Festival in On Chesil Beach) — affectionately known and self-proclaimed as Lady Bird — is an ambitious, bright, and precocious high school senior. Longing to break free of suburban Sacramento, she dreams of a different life full of east coast skyscrapers, Ivy League universities, and cosmopolitan culture.
With modest grades and no alumni connections to speak of, Lady Bird needs extracurriculars to beef up her college applications. Joining the drama club leads to new friends (sometimes at the expense of old ones), first loves, and a social life in full swing. Dealing with her critical mother and succeeding at math do not come as easily. With her dad recently laid off, her mom working double shifts as a nurse, and her brother and his girlfriend — Berkeley grads — working at the supermarket, she is keenly aware that post–high school life is no walk in the park. Old enough to appreciate what she has, but not always mature enough to show it, sometimes she just wants to go shopping for her prom dress rather than putting her clothes away.
Besides Lady Bird, it was just announced that On Chesil Beach will also premiere during this year’s Toronto International Film Festival! It runs from September 7 to September 17, and Saoirse’s presence hasn’t been confirmed yet. She started filming Mary, Queen of Scots yesterday, so we’re hoping there won’t be scheduling conflicts.
Along with the great news, we also got a 2nd promotional still from the film! It has been added to our gallery, and you can view it below.
Our gallery has been updated with the first promotional still from ON CHESIL BEACH! The image was released for the Berlin International Film Festival.