Date: 23rd September 2022
Four-time Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan is set to lead Steve McQueen's World War II epic "Blitz" for Apple TV+.
McQueen will write, direct and produce the film, which tells the stories of Londoners during the Blitz of World War II. Apple beat the competition for rights to the film in June. The shoot is expected to begin later this year.
McQueen's Lammas Park produces alongside Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner of Working Title Films, and Arnon Milchan, Yariv Milchan and Michael Schaefer from New Regency, with independent producer Anita Overland. “Blitz” was developed and packaged by New Regency under McQueen’s first look deal with the company; they previously collaborated on “12 Years a Slave” and 2018’s “Widows.”
“Lady Bird,” “Little Women” and “Brooklyn” actress Ronan most recently starred in “See How They Run” opposite Sam Rockwell. Up next on her slate are starring roles in “Foe,” a sci-fi thriller opposite Paul Mescal, and Scottish drama “The Outrun.”
"Blitz" will almost certainly be an awards season driver for Apple Original Films, which picked up its first best picture Oscar — and became the first streaming service to do so — earlier this year with "CODA."
Source: Press Release