With the premiere of Stockholm Pennsylvania on Lifetime, new interviews are being released in which Saoirse talks about the movie and more. This one was posted by Yahoo and you can read it below:
It’s no Mother, May I Sleep With Danger? And while we adore Lifetime movies of that ilk, this weekend’s television premiere of Stockholm, Pennsylvania — an intense kidnapping thriller that debuted earlier this year at Sundance — is a welcome addition to the Lifetime library of mother-daughter drama movies.
Pithily described by star Cynthia Nixon as “Misery with a mother and daughter,” the movie, from first-time director Nikole Beckwith, also stars Atonement Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan, 21, as Leia, a young woman who was kidnapped when she was four-years-old. After spending 17 years with captor Ben, Leia is returned to her parents, and the reunited family is not fated for a happily-ever-after ending.
Ronan, who is fascinating and heartbreaking as Leia, talks to Yahoo TV about telling this aspect of a kidnapping story — which was recently nominated for a Critics Choice award — and the TV shows that are inspiring her to look for a small-screen starring role herself.
After the premiere of Stockholm Pennsylvania on Lifetime yesterday, US Weekly posted an interview with Saoirse in which she talks about the movie and wanting to participate in Saturday Night Live in the future. Read it below:
If there’s one thing that’s plagued Saoirse Ronan her entire life, it’s people mispronouncing her name. For those wondering, she says, “I pronounce it Sir-sha like inertia.” It’s one of the only things she has in common with her character Leia in Lifetime’s new eerie film Stockholm, Pennsylvania.
Leia, a young girl who was kidnapped at age 4 and raised by her captor Ben (Jason Isaacs) as a daughter, has gone through life unaware of the outside world, her real family, and even her real name (it’s actually LeeAnn). The unusual premise, which drops the viewer off right when Leia is returned to her biological parents Marcy (Cynthia Nixon) and Glen (David Warshofsky), gave the kidnap victim story an unusual twist that’s unlike most stories in the same category, including Lifetime’s recent success Cleveland Abduction.
“It’s not your typical kidnap victim story, and it doesn’t focus on the actual act of kidnapping a kid,” Ronan, 21, explains to Us Weekly. “It’s about [her] relationship [with Ben], and it’s about her relationship with her mother and how both relationships have kind of affected each other. With her relationship with Ben in particular, I didn’t treat it as someone who was keeping me captive, but just someone who was my complete world and meant everything to Leia.”
According to Variety, ‘Stockholm, Pennsylvania’ starring Saoirse, Jason Isaacs and Cynthia Nixon has been picked up by Lifetime.
The movie from first-time director Nikole Beckwith revolves around a woman (Ronan) who is kidnapped as a child and after 17 years of living in a basement with her abductor, struggles to adjust after returning home to her biological parents.
‘Stockholm, Pennsylvania’ had mixed reviews out of 2015 Sundance Film Festival and it’s set to premiere May 2 on Lifetime.
The first promotional stills from “Stockholm, Pennsylvania” have been released, and we’ve added them to our photo gallery. The film is set to premiere during the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, which runs from January 22 to February 1, but not date has been set yet.
Saoirse Ronan and Cynthia Nixon have been set to star in Stockholm, Pennsylvania, a drama scripted and to be directed by Nikole Beckwith. Pic marks her feature helmer debut and production begins next week in Los Angeles. The film is an adaptation of the play, and the script made the 2012 Black List and won the 2012 Nicholl Fellowship and came through the Sundance Screenwriting Lab. Greg Ammon is producing through his banner Fido Features in association with Olympus Pictures’ Leslie Urdang and Dan Halsted.
Ronan stars as developmentally stunted Leia, a young woman raised by a kidnapper who now struggles to acclimate to her actual parents after 20 years of separation. Nixon plays the girl’s grief-stricken mother, who goes to extreme lengths to recapture her daughter’s love. Jason Isaacs plays her captor, and David Warshofsky plays her father. Fido Features is a production/finance company that recently wrapped Shiva & May, the Diane Bell-helmed thriller that stars Jessica Biel and Zosia Mamet. Beckwith comes from the Public Theater’s Emerging Writer’s Group, and is repped by ICM Partners. Ronan, who will next be seen in the Susanne Bier-directed Mary Queen Of Scots and the Wes Anderson-directed The Grand Budapest Hotel, also stars in the Ryan Gosling-directed How To Catch A Monster. She’s repped by CAA and UK’s Macfarlane Chard. Nixon recently wrapped Life Itself and James White, and stars in Amazon’s Alpha House and in the second season of NBC’s Hannibal. She is repped by UTA and Emily Gerson Saines at Brookside Artist Management. Isaac, who wrapped the WWII drama Fury and the NBC mini Rosemary’s Baby is repped by Gersh, ITG and Silver Lining, and Warshofsky is repped by Talentworks, Cornerstone and Patty Woo Management.
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