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.