‘The Outrun‘ will mark Saoirse Ronanʼs first project as a producer. Ronan is also set to star in the film, The film follows a woman named Rona (Saoirse Ronan), fresh out of rehab, who returns and reconnects to the place where she grew up, after more than a decade away. The film is an adaptation of Amy Liptrot’s bestselling memoir ‘The Outrun,’ directed by Nora Fingscheidt (The Unforgivable).
The filming is underway on the Orkney Islands. Protagonist Pictures has sold all international territories on the film, Territories sold include Studiocanal for the U.K., France, Germany, and Austria, Cineart for Benelux, and Filmcoopi and Cineworx for Switzerland. Sony Pictures’ Stage 6 Films has picked up all other international territories. The protagonist is co-representing North American rights with CAA Media Finance.
Sarah Brocklehurst’s Brock Media optioned The Outrun and will produce the film alongside Ronan, Jack Lowden, and Dominic Norris under their new shingle Arcade Pictures together with Ignacio Salazar-Simpson and Ricardo Marco Budé of Mogambo. Jonas Weydemann and Jakob D. Weydemann of Germany’s Weydemann Bros. will co-produce together with BBC Film and Screen Scotland, which supported the project’s development.
Ronan had her breakthrough role as a precocious teenager in Joe Wright’s Atonement (2007), which earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. she also starred in The Lovely Bones (2009) and Hanna (2011), and the supporting role of a baker in The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014). Ronan received critical acclaim and nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actress for playing a homesick Irish immigrant in 1950s New York in Brooklyn (2015).