Oscar-nominated actress Saoirse Ronan joins the cast of the feature film adaptation of Amy Liptrot’s bestselling memoir, The Outrun.
Oscar nominated actress, Saoirse Ronanjoined the cast of the feature film adaptation of Amy Liptrot’s bestselling memoir, Outrun. Directed by the German director, Nora Fingscheidt (the unforgivable) and based on Liptrot’s award-winning 2015 memoir of the same name, Overtaking revolves around Rona, a woman recently released from rehab who returns to the wild islands of Orkney in Scotland after being away for more than a decade on her childhood sheep farm. She begins to piece together her childhood memories as she begins her journey to recovery.
Now it’s confirmed (via Variety) that four-time Oscar nominee Ronan will play protagonist Rona in the film adaptation of Outrun. Fingscheidt will team up with Liptrot herself as they share scripting duties. Ronan will also take on a co-producing role alongside production companies Brock Media, Mogambo and Weydemann Bros. in Germany. The film was chosen and developed by Sarah Brocklehurst of Brock Media with help from BBC Film and Screen Scotland, who will co-produce. UK-based Protagonist Pictures will act as executive producer and arrange financing for the project.
The Irish-American actress was recently seen in Wes Anderson’s latest directorial project, The French Dispatch and will next appear in the murder mystery film, See how they workalongside Sam Rockwell (Iron Man 2, Jojo Rabbit), which is set to debut later this year. As for Fingscheidt, Overtaking will mark his second English-language feature after last year’s Netflix crime drama, the unforgivable, which starred Sandra Bullock. No release date has yet been announced for the film. However, the collaboration between Ronan and director-screenwriter duo Fingscheidt and Liptrot could prove to be a winning combination that will no doubt appeal to moviegoers when Overtaking eventually hits the big screen.
Next: What Happens To Jo March After Little Women Ends
Captain America: Civil War Theory Reveals Scarlet Witch’s Other Crime