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HOW I LIVE NOW (2013): Magnolia obtains Saoirse Ronan + Macdonald Film

Saoirse Ronan How I Live Now

Magnolia Pictures acquires How I Live Now. Magnolia Pictures has purchased the US distribution rights to How I Live Now (2013), a film directed by Kevin Macdonald and starring Saoirse RonanHow I Live Now‘s plot synopsis: based on Meg Rosoff‘s novel, “An American girl on holiday in the English countryside with her family finds herself in hiding and fighting for her survival as war breaks out.”

Update: How I Live Now (2013) International Movie Trailer

The official press release for How I Live Now:

New York (July 25, 2013) – The Wagner/Cuban Company’s Magnolia Pictures announced today that they have acquired US rights to HOW I LIVE NOW, the new film from Academy Award winning director Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland, Marley) starring Saoirse Ronan (Hanna, Atonement), based on the award winning novel by Meg Rosoff. The film was produced by Charles Steel, Alasdair Flind, Andrew Ruhemann and John Battsek. Set in the near-future UK, Ronan plays Daisy, an American teenager sent to stay with relatives in the English countryside. Initially withdrawn and alienated, she begins to warm up to her charming surroundings, and strikes up a romance with the handsome Edmund (George MacKay). But on the fringes of their idyllic summer days are tense news reports of an escalating conflict in Europe. As the UK falls into a violent, chaotic military state, Daisy finds herself hiding and fighting to survive. “Grandly scaled, beautifully crafted, with a terrific performance from the always great Saoirse Ronan, HOW I LIVE NOW is equally successful as a tense apocalyptic thriller and a great teenage romance,” said Magnolia President Eamonn Bowles. “We’re very happy to once again be working with Kevin Macdonald, one of the rare filmmaker who excels at both documentary and narrative features.” Magnet is eyeing a fall theatrical release for HOW I LIVE NOW. The deal was negotiated by Magnolia/Magnet SVP of Acquisitions Dori Begley and Director of Acquisitions Peter Van Steemburg with CAA for the filmmakers. Protagonist Pictures is handling international sales. HOW I LIVE NOW is a Film4 and BFI presentation in association with Protagonist Pictures and Entertainment One of a Cowboy Films and Passion Pictures production in association with Prospect Entertainment.

A Saoirse Ronan How I Live Now movie image:

Saoirse Ronan How I Live Now

Saoirse Ronan How I Live Now

How I Live Now also stars Tom Holland, Anna Chancellor, George MacKay, Corey Johnson, Sophie Ellis, Sabrina Dickens, and Boyd Rogers.

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Source: Deadline, Imdb


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