Magnolia Pictures has acquired U.S. rights to Kevin Macdonald's doomsday thriller HOW I LIVE NOW which stars Saoirse Ronan (HANNA, BYZANTIUM). A fall release is being eyed via the company's genre label, Magnet Releasing.
Set in the near-future UK, Ronan plays Daisy, an American teenager sent to stay with relatives in the English countryside. As she warms up to her surroundings and and strikes up a romance with the handsome Edmund (George MacKay), tense news reports emerge of an escalating conflict in Europe. As the UK falls into a violent, chaotic military state, Daisy finds herself hiding and fighting to survive.
"Grandly scaled, beautifully crafted, with a terrific performance from the always great Saoirse Ronan, 'How I Live Now' is equally successful as a tense apocalyptic thriller and a great teenage romance," said Magnolia president Eamonn Bowles.
We'll let you know once a firm date is secured.