Nick Hornby is poised to bring another novel to the big screen, this time travelling to the 1950s to do so.
Titled Brooklyn, Hornby adapts the screenplay from the 2009 novel by Colm Tóibín. The film is directed by Boy A helmer John Crowley, and stars Saoirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson, Emory Cohen, and Julie Walters.
The film’s synopsis is as follows.
In 1950s Ireland and New York, young Ellis Lacey has to choose between two men and two countries.
This is Ronan’s second leading role this year, following her turn in the Sundance and Lifetime film Stockholm, Pennsylvania. While Hornby has adapted other works for the screen before, this will be his first time adapting someone else’s novel, as his last two adaptations, An Education and Wild, both saw him working with memoirs.
Brooklyn made its debut at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival before playing at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival and the 2015 New York Film Festival. It will be opening in US theatres on November 4th and Canadian theatres on December 18th. A new trailer for the film has now been released, and can be seen below.