Saoirse Ronan will star in Apple TV+’s World War II film Blitz for filmmaker Steve McQueen


Saoirse Ronan will star in Apple TV+’s World War II film Blitz for filmmaker Steve McQueen

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

The American-born Irish actress, 28, will have the leading role in the film, which will detail a group of London natives amid the aerial bombing during the international conflict, Variety reported Thursday.

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

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

It will feature an ‘unknown newcomer’ in a prominent role, the outlet reported.

Ronan’s career has been on the upswing, as she can be seen in the upcoming movies Foe, a sci-fi thriller with Paul Mescal and Aaron Pierre; and See How They Run, a comedy mystery with Sam Rockwell.

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

The war film is the first feature length motion picture from McQueen since the 2018 movie Widows.

Ronan's career has been on the upswing, as she can be seen in the upcoming movies Foe, a sci-fi thriller with Paul Mescal and Aaron Pierre; and See How They Run, a comedy mystery with Sam Rockwell.

Ronan’s career has been on the upswing, as she can be seen in the upcoming movies Foe, a sci-fi thriller with Paul Mescal and Aaron Pierre; and See How They Run, a comedy mystery with Sam Rockwell.

Filmmaker Steve McQueen was seen at an event in London this past May

Filmmaker Steve McQueen was seen at an event in London this past May 

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

McQueen also directed the World War II documentary Occupied City, which detailed the ongoings in Amsterdam during the turbulent timeframe.

Blitz could be an award season standout for Apple Original Films, which made streaming history after its motion picture CODA captured the Academy Award for Best Picture. 

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