Saoirse Ronan Talks HOW I LIVE NOW, MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS, THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL, HOW TO CATCH A MONSTER, and More at TIFF 2013

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One of the many films to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival was director Kevin Macdonald’s (The Last King of Scotland) How I Live Now.  Based on the Meg Rosoff novel of the same name, the film takes place in the near future and stars Saoirse Ronan as Daisy, a teenage girl from New York City who travels to England in order to spend the summer with relatives.  After she strikes up a romance with a young man (George MacKay), war suddenly breaks out, and Daisy’s small group finds itself struggling to survive in a world full of chaos.  The film also stars Tom Holland and Anna ChancellorHow I Live Now opens in the UK on October 4th and November 8th in America.  Click here to watch the trailer.

While at TIFF I landed an exclusive video interview with Saoirse Ronan.  She talked about premiering at TIFF, how she got cast, working with Kevin Macdonald and his unique camerawork, what she collects, the way she prepares for a role, which of her characters connects the most with her fans, the possibility of her playing a comic book character, and more.  In addition, she also talked about upcoming projects like Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel, Ryan Gosling’s How to Catch a Monster, Mary Queen of Scots, how she’d like to do a musical and a silent film, and more.  Hit the jump to watch.

Saoirse Ronan to Lead MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS

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When young actress Saoirse Ronan wowed audiences with her turn in 2007’s Atonement, we expected many more fantastic performances to follow.  She’s done swell work in the meantime, with a standout role in last year’s Hanna, and now she’s gearing up to tackle one hell of a character.  Deadline reports that Ronan is attached to play the title role in Working Title’s Mary Queen of Scots.  There’s no word on how much of the dignitary’s life Michael Hirst’s (Elizabeth) script encompasses, but Mary was named Queen of Scotland when she was just nine months old.  Hit the jump for more.

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