According to The Hollywood Reporter, Saoirse is set to star in the romance SWEETNESS IN THE BELLY. The screenplay was written by Laura Phillips, based on Camilla Gibb’s best selling novel, and Zeresenay “Zee” Berhane Mehari is set to direct the motion picture.
The two-time Oscar nominee will play Lilly, who was orphaned in Africa as a child and experiences her parents’ homeland of England for the first time as a refugee, escaping civil war. As lost in this cold new world as her fellow immigrants, Lilly becomes the heart of this disenfranchised community in London, attempting to reunite people with their scattered families. But as her friend Amina discovers, Lilly’s mission isn’t purely altruistic and a passionate lost love affair is revealed between Lilly and Aziz, an idealistic doctor.