Fox Searchlight Acquires ‘Brooklyn’ Starring Saoirse Ronan

“Brooklyn,” a heartwarming and emotional story about an immigrant’s journey to New York, has sold to Fox Searchlight, Variety has confirmed.

The bidding for the project, which sparked interest from a number of studios including The Weinstein Co., Focus Features and Roadside, went for $9 million.

“Brookyln” premiered on Monday night, to both sniffling and laughter, at the Sundance Film Festival. Saoirse Ronan plays the young girl who leaves her native Ireland for Brooklyn in 1952. The movie was directed by John Crowley, and adapted by Nick Hornby from the novel written by Colm Toibin.

It’s likely that the film, which feels like a cross between “An Education” and “In America,” will be part of next year’s awards season.

SOURCE: Variety

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