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.
Author Eoin Colfer has revealed that he would like Saoirse Ronan to play one of the lead roles in the big-screen adaptation of his Artemis Fowl series of books. It was recently announced that Disney will adapt his highly popular novels into a Hollywood film, and now, the Wexford-born author has spoken about his desire to keep the project in Ireland.
He told the Irish Independent: “That would be the dream, to have it made in Ireland, with Irish actors in it. Saoirse Ronan would be the dream cast for Holly (one of the main characters).” The Artemis Fowl film will be produced by Harvey Weinstein with Michael Goldenberg writing the script. Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal will be among the producers for the project. Colfer said: “They are serious guys, and even their names involved in something can give it weight and a gravitas. The writer wrote one of my favourite movies, Contact, but he also wrote [the screenplay] one of the Harry Potter’s, so he’s a guy that knows how to do science fiction and kids’ stuff.”
Saoirse had talked about playing Scarlet Witch not very long ago, as you can read here, and she has now addressed the rumors once again.
“[Joining Avengers 2 as Scarlet Witch is] not happening, no! I think that was just one of those little rumours floating about.”
Considering the casting for Wanda (Scarlet Witch) has already begun, it is possible that Saoirse is actually not in the running. Unless, of course, she’s been told to keep her involvement secret, although I’m not sure why that would be necessary. Maybe, if her casting is part of a big Comic Con reveal, or other such giant media event. Perhaps we shall find out soon?
Source: The Mary Sue