On the occasion of the death of their beloved editor Arthur Howitzer, Jr., staffers of “The French Dispatch”, a widely circulated American magazine based in the French city of Ennui-sur-Blasé, convene to write his obituary.
Writer-director Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) has crafted a Little Women that draws on both the classic novel and the writings of Louisa May Alcott, and unfolds as the author’s alter ego, Jo March, reflects back and forth on her fictional life. In Gerwig’s take, the beloved story of the March sisters – four young women each determined to live life on her own terms -- is both timeless and timely.
Working Title Films production are in post-production on Mary Queen of Scots, starring Saoirse Ronan in the title role opposite Margot Robbie as Elizabeth I. Josie Rourke, artistic director of The Donmar Warehouse, makes her feature directorial debut on the movie. The producers are Working Title co-chairs Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, and Debra Hayward, all Academy Award nominees as producers of Best Picture Oscar nominee Les Misérables. Beau Willimon, an Academy Award nominee for The Ides of March and Emmy Award nominee for “House of Cards”, has written the screenplay adaptation.
In LADY BIRD, Greta Gerwig reveals herself to be a bold new cinematic voice with her directorial debut, excavating both the humor and pathos in the turbulent bond between a mother and her teenage daughter. Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) fights against but is exactly like her wildly loving, deeply opinionated and strong-willed mom (Laurie Metcalf), a nurse working tirelessly to keep her family afloat after Lady Bird's father (Tracy Letts) loses his job.
In the early 1950s, a young Irish woman (Saoirse Ronan) crosses the Atlantic to begin a new life in America, in this exquisitely crafted adaptation of the acclaimed novel by Colm Tóibín. This Sundance hit from Festival alum John Crowley — with its stellar cast including Saoirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson, Jim Broadbent, and Julie Walters — is an exquisitely crafted period piece telling the tale of a young immigrant in a strange new land.
Neil Jordan's ("Interview with the Vampire") sexy and stylish new film BYZANTIUM, starring Gemma Arterton and Saoirse Ronan, is a story about mother and daughter vampires dealing with the pitfalls of eternal life. Eleanor and Clara, two mysterious young women, flee the scene of a violent crime and arrive in a run-down coastal resort. Clara, ever-practical, sells her body. She soon meets shy and lonely Noel, who provides a roof over their heads in his deserted guesthouse, Byzantium. Clara, always looking towards the future, turns it into a ‘pop-up’ brothel.
Oscar-winning screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher's ("Precious") visually adventurous directorial debut, VIOLET & DAISY, is a brutal crime fable and existential coming-of-age drama about a pair of teenage assassins, played by Saoirse Ronan ("Atonement", "Hanna", "The Host") and Alexis Bledel ("The Gilore Girls", "Mad Men"), who believe they've landed a straightforward assignment but soon find themselves thrown off their game when their latest target isn't what they expected.
What if everything you love was taken from you in the blink of an eye? THE HOST is the next epic love story from the creator of the TWILIGHT SAGA worldwide bestselling author, Stephenie Meyer. When an unseen enemy threatens mankind by taking over their bodies and erasing their memories, Melanie Stryder (Saoirse Ronan) will risk everything to protect the people she cares most about — Jared (Max Irons), Ian (Jake Abel), her brother Jamie (Chandler Canterbury) and her Uncle Jeb (William Hurt) , proving that love can conquer all in a dangerous new world.
Hanna (Saoirse Ronan) is a teenage girl. Uniquely, she has the strength, the stamina, and the smarts of a soldier; these come from being raised by her father (Eric Bana), an ex-CIA man, in the wilds of Finland. Living a life unlike any other teenager, her upbringing and training have been one and the same, all geared to making her the perfect assassin.
Based on the critically acclaimed best-selling novel by Alice Sebold, and directed by Oscar® winner Peter Jackson from a screenplay by Jackson & Fran Walsh & Philippa Boyens, “The Lovely Bones” centers on a young girl who has been murdered and watches over her family – and her killer – from heaven. She must weigh her desire for vengeance against her desire for her family to heal. Oscar® nominee Mark Wahlberg and Oscar® winners Rachel Weisz and Susan Sarandon star along with Stanley Tucci, Michael Imperioli and Oscar® nominee Saoirse Ronan.
Joe Wright, the BAFTA Award-winning director of "Pride & Prejudice," has reunited with his filmmaking team and his Academy Award-nominated actress, Keira Knightley, for another classic British romance, starring James McAvoy (BAFTA Award nominee for "The Last King of Scotland") opposite Knightley. Christopher Hampton (Academy Award winner for "Dangerous Liaisons") has written the screenplay adaptation of Ian McEwan's best-selling 2002 novel Atonement. Shot on location in the U.K., the film's story spans several decades.
Rosie (Michelle Pfeiffer) is a 40 something single mother in Los Angeles. But life is not working out exactly as planned. “You Go Girl“, the TV show she produces, is in serious trouble; her sexist boss Marty (Fred Willard) wants to replace it with a reality show, and her assistant Jeannie (Sarah Alexander) is bent on sabotage. Things nearer home aren't much better. Her ex-husband (Jon Lovitz) is having a baby with a younger woman, and Rosie's daughter Izzie (Saoirse Ronan) is hurtling into pubescence, abandoning her Barbie dolls for a schoolboy degenerate.