John Crowley’s ‘Brooklyn’, which stars Saoirse and Star Wars: The Force Awakens actor Domhnall Gleeson, is set to open the Vancouver Film Festival, organizers said on Tuesday.
Fox Searchlight Pictures paid $9 million at Sundance for the distribution rights to Brooklyn, the romantic drama based on Colm Toibin’s novel of the same name and adapted for the big screen by Nick Hornby.
Brooklyn is set in 1950s Ireland and centers on a young woman (Ronan) trapped in between two men and two countries, testing her commitment to true love and her duty to her home country. Emory Cohen, Julie Walters and Jim Broadbent also star.
The west coast Canadian festival, to run from Sept. 24 to Oct. 9, will close with Sony Pictures Classics’ I Saw the Light, the story of the legendary country music singer Hank Williams by writer-director Marc Abraham and starring Tom Hiddleston.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter