Saoirse Ronan to star in Steve McQueen’s World War II film Blitz on Apple TV+


Saoirse Ronan to star in Steve McQueen’s World War II film Blitz on Apple TV+

Saoirse Ronan will star in Blitz, an upcoming World War II film for Apple TV+ and directed by Steve McQueen.

The 28-year-old American-born Irish actress will star in the film, which will chronicle a group of London locals during the aerial bombing of the international conflict. Diversity reported on Thursday.

The film, which was announced last fall, will begin shooting later this year, with McQueen serving as director, writer and producer.

The latest: Saoirse Ronan, 28, will star in Blitz, an upcoming World War II film for Apple TV+ and directed by Steve McQueen.  She was photographed last fall in London

The latest: Saoirse Ronan, 28, will star in Blitz, an upcoming World War II film for Apple TV+ and directed by Steve McQueen. She was photographed last fall in London

It will feature an “unknown newcomer” in an important role, the publication reported.

Ronan’s career is on the rise as she can be seen in the upcoming films Foe, a sci-fi thriller with Paul Mezcal and Aaron Pierre; and Watch Them Run, a comedy mystery starring Sam Rockwell.

The Oscar-nominated actress was most recently seen in Frances Lee’s 2020 film Ammonite and 2019’s Little Women, in which she appeared alongside Emma Watson, Florence Pugh and Timothée Chalamet.

The war film is McQueen’s first feature film since 2018’s Widows.

Ronan's career is on the rise as she can be seen in the upcoming films Foe, a sci-fi thriller with Paul Mezcal and Aaron Pierre;  and Watch Them Run, a comedy mystery starring Sam Rockwell.

Ronan’s career is on the rise as she can be seen in the upcoming films Foe, a sci-fi thriller with Paul Mezcal and Aaron Pierre; and Watch Them Run, a comedy mystery starring Sam Rockwell.

Director Steve McQueen was spotted at an event in London last May

Director Steve McQueen was spotted at an event in London last May

In 2020, Ronan worked on Small Axe, a BBC and Amazon Prime Video anthology detailing the West Indian community in the UK from 1962-1982.

McQueen also directed the World War II documentary Occupied City, which chronicled the events of Amsterdam during the turbulent period.

Blitz could be a highlight of the awards season for Apple Original Films, which made streaming history after its film CODA won the Academy Award for Best Picture.

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