Saoirse Ronan to Star in Ian McEwan Film Adaptation | Playbill

News Saoirse Ronan to Star in Ian McEwan Film Adaptation Oscar and Golden Globe nominee Saoirse Ronan, who will soon be making her Broadway debut in The Crucible, has been tapped to star in "On Chesil Beach," according to Deadline. The film is an adaptation of the acclaimed Ian McEwan novel of the same name.

As reported by Deadline, the project is being helmed by Dominic Cooke, the former artistic director of London's Royal Court Theatre, and is being produced by Number 9 Films, the company behind "Carol." Ronan will play Florence in the movie adaptation; McEwan's story follows a pair of young lovers on their honeymoon in 1962. It is the latest in a string of new projects for the stage and screen actress, including a starring role in Greta Gerwig's upcoming directorial debut, "Lady Bird."

Ronan was nominated for a Golden Globe and Academy Award at 14 years old for her performance in "Atonement" alongside Keira Knightley. She will play Abigail Williams in The Crucible, which begins previews March 31.

Read more: How Saoirse Ronan's Mom Is Preparing Her for Her Broadway Debut

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