The New York-conceived Irish performer will play a junior lady who comes back to her home nation of Ireland from Brooklyn after a family catastrophe throughout the early 1950s. As she more than once defers her come back to America, she soon ends up torn between two men and two nations.
About Time star Domhnall will play her Irish affection investment, while Emory Cohen has been given a role as her Italian-American lover.
The film, which additionally stars Jim Broadbent and Julie Walters, has begun its three-week shoot in Ireland, in Enniscorthy, Wexford and Dublin. It will then move to Montreal, Canada, for four weeks from the end of April.
John Crowley will run the wide screen adjustment of Colm Toibin’s novel, which has been composed by Nick Hornby.
Saoirse, who was most recently seen in Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel and had a cameo in Muppets Most Wanted, will next star in Ryan Gosling’s directorial introduction, How To Catch A Monster.