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Saoirse Ronan Flies High with New Chekhov Adaptation 'The Seagull'

The Irish star is heading up yet another beautiful literary adaptation

Saoirse Ronan is going from strength to strength these days. After getting her big break as Bryony in the 2007 adaptation of Ian McEwan's Atonement, the Irish born actress has gone on to star in numerous critically acclaimed book adaptations, most notably Brooklyn, based on the novel by Colm Tóibín, for which she was nominated for Best Actress at the Academy Awards. She received the nomination again this year for her role in Ladybird, but that wasn't an adaptation, so nevermind. Up next for her is an adaptation of Russian playwright Anton Chekhov's play The Seagull, which honestly looks like a lot of fun. 

 

 

As Variety notes, The Seagull is a "period piece set in the 1800s that follows the comically intertwining love affairs between family members and their visitors at their lakeside Russian estate."

 

It also stars The Handmaid's Tale Elisabeth Moss, Billy Howle, John Tenney, Mare Winningham and Brian Dennehy. Aesthetically, the piece looks beautiful, as well promising to be funny, moving and a little over the top. 

 

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