Magazine article Screen International

Saoirse Ronan to Star in 'On Chesil Beach' for 'Carol' Producer

Magazine article Screen International

Saoirse Ronan to Star in 'On Chesil Beach' for 'Carol' Producer

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Number 9 Films, the team behind the award winning Carol, today announced an Autumn production of On Chesil Beach, based on Ian McEwan's novel which was selected for the Booker Prize shortlist, 2007.

Set in England in 1962, On Chesil Beach stars Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn, Atonement) in the lead role as Florence and will be directed by Dominic Cooke (The Hollow Crown).

The story centres on a newly-married couple from drastically different backgrounds who are spending their honeymoon in a small hotel on the Dorset coast. During the course of an evening, both reflect upon their upbringing and the prospect of their futures.

Producers Elizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley of Number 9 Films said: "It's an extremely exciting prospect to be reunited with Saoirse Ronan on such a beautiful and heartbreaking project."

Upcoming releases for Number 9 Films in 2016/17 include Jane Goldman's adaptation of Peter Ackroyd's The Limehouse Golem directed by Juan Carlos Medina and starring Olivia Cooke and Bill Nighy and Gaby Chiappe's adaptation of Lissa Evans' Their Finest Hour and a Half directed by Lone Scherfig starring Gemma Arterton and Sam Claflin. …

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