Domhnall Gleeson, Emory Cohen, Jim Broadbent, Julie Walters and Sarah Gadon are all set to join John Crowley’s prestige period-drama “Brooklyn” for BBC Films and Parallel Films.
Nick Hornby is penning the adaptation of Colm Toibin’s 2009 novel which deals with emigration from Ireland to America in the 1950s.
Saoirse Ronan plays a young Irish woman unable to find work at home. She heads to New York City where she takes up a job in a department store while undertaking night classes in bookkeeping.
She falls for, and secretly marries an Italian plumber (Cohen). Returning home for her sister’s funeral, she settles back into a routine and meets a charming new man (Gleeson). She soon must decide which life she wants for herself.
Lionsgate UK is handling UK distribution, while Transmission will distribute in Australia and New Zealand. Filming begins April 2014.