Saoirse Ronan in First Trailer for Kevin Macdonald's 'How I Live Now'
"If the world doesn't end, I want to be home... with you." Where did this come from? There's a new trailer out for a film called How I Live Now, adapted from Meg Rosoff's novel, starring Saoirse Ronan (last seen in The Host, Byzantium, Violet & Daisy & Hanna). It starts like any other romantic drama, with a girl falling for a handsome guy, played by George MacKay, but then things take a big twist half way through. All of a sudden a nuclear device is detonated, it's WWIII, and they're on the run for their lives while trying to get home from the English countryside. I'm curious to see this, all the footage in the second half sold me.
Here's the first international trailer for Kevin Macdonald's How I Live Now, found via Collider:
Set in the near-future United Kingdom, Ronan plays Daisy, an American teenager sent to stay with relatives in the English countryside. Initially withdrawn and alienated, she begins to warm up to her charming surroundings, and strikes up a romance with the handsome Edmund (George MacKay). But on the fringes of their idyllic summer days are tense news reports of an escalating conflict in Europe. As the UK falls into a violent, chaotic military state, Daisy finds herself hiding and fighting to survive. The film is directed by Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland, State of Play, Life in a Day, The Eagle, Marley) adapted from Meg Rosoff's novel. How I Live Now will open in the UK this October, but Magnolia hasn't set a US date yet.