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New promotional stills from “Brooklyn”

Our gallery has been updated with two new promotional stills from the film “Brooklyn”, which is set to premiere on January 22, during Sundance Film Festival.

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First promotional still from “Brooklyn”

The first promotional still for Saoirse’s “Brooklyn” has arrived online! We’ve added it to our photo gallery, check it out:

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Saoirse talks about filming “Brooklyn”

Saoirse recently talked to Independent.ie about her experience filming “Brooklyn” in Enniscorthy, Ireland. Read the article below:

‘It was brilliant!’

That was how Hollywood star Saoirse Ronan summed up her return to a town she knew well from her childhood in Ardattin near Tullow: ‘I grew up in Carlow and use to come to Enniscorthy quite a lot when I was younger. I remember the cinema. We used to go there a lot.’

She was speaking at a reception in Enniscorthy Castle hosted by the local Chamber of Commerce and Town Council for the cast and crew of ‘Brooklyn’. The talk at the function was of bringing the premiere of the new picture, if not to Enniscorthy itself, then to the cinema facilities either Gorey or Wexford when it is released next year.

The star of ‘Brooklyn’ was particularly impressed and moved to learn that some of the extras recruited from around the area, or their parents, met their partners at dances in The Athenaeum. One of the big scenes in the film was such a dance in the same landmark building on Castle Street.

She was also touched to think that she was part of a movie dealing with emigration and the ties to home. Just turned 20, she revealed that it was familiar emotional territory for her own family: ‘Mam and Dad made that journey and went over to New York in their twenties.’

She happily posed for pictures with local people and came across as most down to earth, despite the fact that she is now famous all around the world. Throughout the time on set in Enniscorthy, Curracloe, Tagoat and Crosstown, paparazzi with their long lens cameras have been keeping an eye on proceedings, in the hope of capturing a shot of Saoirse with co-star Domhnall Gleeson.

‘It’s been very long hours generally – 13 hours a day but it has been going well.’

Source: Independent.ie

(Video) Saoirse filming “Brooklyn”

Thanks to Philip Kenny, we have a very brief video of Saoirse filming “Brooklyn” in Enniscorthy a couple of days ago.

Saoirse To Replace Rooney Mara in “Brooklyn”

Rooney Mara is out and Saoirse Ronan is in for the long-gestating adaptation of Colm Toibin’s novel “Brooklyn,” according to Bleeding Cool, who heard it straight from the horse’s mouth, director John Crowley. But the good news is at least this project is finally moving along again and with a real Irish actress to boot.

Now Ronan will star as Ellis Lacey, a 1950s Irish girl who reluctantly leaves her small village to take a job offer in New York City. There, she begins to adjust and enjoy her new freedom, falling in love along the way. When she’s called back to Ireland suddenly, she meets another man on home soil, and must choose between the two men and the two cities they represent. Nick Hornby adapted the novel for the big screen and Crowley tells BC they want to shoot it next year.

Ronan, who’s been critically acclaimed in smaller films like “Atonement” and “Hanna,” has been linked to one big budget franchise after another lately, with “Fantastic Four” joining “Star Wars: Episode VII” and “The Avengers: Age of Ultron.” Even if none of those work out, she still has an impressive upcoming slate that includes Wes Anderson’s “Grand Budapest Hotel” and Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut “How to Catch a Monster.”