Saoirse Ronan to star in Steve McQueen’s war film | Movies & Series



Saoirse Ronan will play the lead in the war film lightningdirected by Oscar winner Steve McQueen. That reports variety Friday.

lightning is set around the heavy bombing of London during the Second World War. The film, which is to be released on streaming service Apple TV+, follows a group of residents of the city.

Who exactly Ronan will play has not yet been announced. The Irish actress has four Oscar nominations to her name, for leading roles in films such as Lady Bird and Little Woman. She has never worked with McQueen before.

British McQueen won the Oscar for Best Picture in 2014 with 12 Years a Slave. He is also known for the crime thriller Widows and the drama series Small Axe.

The filmmaker is currently also working on a film adaptation of Atlas of an occupied city, about Amsterdam during the Second World War. That book was written by McQueen’s Dutch wife Bianca Stigter. The couple has a house together in Amsterdam.

Apple TV+ became the first streaming service to win an Oscar for Best Picture in March. The tragedy CODAabout a girl with deaf parents, was awarded a total of three Oscars.

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