Saoirse Ronan Tells the Story of Domhnall Gleeson Getting His ‘Star Wars’ Role

     November 25, 2015


Brooklyn hit select theaters back on November 4th, but it’s due to expand on November 25th and if you haven’t had the chance to see it yet, I can’t recommend it enough. It’s an adaptation of the Colm Tóibín novel of the same name and stars Saoirse Ronan as Eilis Lacey, a young woman from Ireland who opts to leave her family behind and try her luck in Brooklyn, New York. She’s a bit homesick at first, but when she meets and falls for Tony (Emory Cohen), she finally starts to feel like she can build a life for herself there longterm. However, when a family tragedy strikes and requires that she return to Ireland, Jim Farrell (Domhnall Gleeson) makes her rethink her future.

We’ve already shared the videos of the cast talking about the highs and lows of making Brooklyn and the one in which they reveal what they get homesick for most, but now it’s time for a round of “Would You Rather.” Find out if Ronan, Cohen and Gleeson would rather work with a real animal or a CG creature, sign on for a project without reading the script or without knowing who they’ll work with, and loads more in the video interview below.


Here’s the official synopsis for Brooklyn:

BROOKLYN tells the story of Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan), a young Irish immigrant navigating her way through 1950s Brooklyn. Lured by the promise of America, Eilis departs Ireland and the comfort of her mother’s home for the shores of New York City. The initial shackles of homesickness quickly diminish as a fresh romance sweeps Eilis into the intoxicating charm of love. But soon, her new vivacity is disrupted by her past, and Eilis must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.  The film is directed by John Crowley from a screenplay by Nick Hornby based on the novel by Colm Tóibín.  The film also stars Domhnall Gleeson, Emory Cohen with Jim Broadbent and Julie Walters.


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