Sheridan wants Saoirse to star in his own story

Sheridan is bringing a movie about his childhood to the silver screen and director Jim Sheridan has secured Saoirse Ronan for the lead. The six-time Oscar nominee will go into production with Sheriff Street later this year.

And he is certain 19-year-old Saoirse would do the job of playing the lead, Frances, perfectly. “I always wanted to have Saoirse in it, but casting the father is more difficult because I don’t know what age to make him,” he told the Herald.