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Saoirse Ronan’s ‘How I Live Now’ Gets U.S. Distribution

Magnolia planning fall release

Magnolia Pictures has acquired U.S. rights to futuristic drama “How I Live Now,” starring Saoirse Ronan and directed by Kevin Macdonald (“The Last King of Scotland”).

The film was produced by Charles Steel, Alasdair Flind, Andrew Ruhemann and John Battsek and is based on Meg Rosoff’s novel. “How I Live Now” is a Film4 and BFI presentation in association with Protagonist Pictures and Entertainment One; it is a Cowboy Films and Passion Pictures production in association with Prospect Entertainment

Ronan plays an American teenager sent to stay with relatives in the English countryside who strikes up a romance as the U.K. falls into a  chaotic military state.

Magnet is planning a fall theatrical release.  Deal was negotiated by Magnolia’s Dori Begley and Peter Van Steemburg with CAA for the filmmakers. Protagonist Pictures is handling international sales.

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