Saoirse Ronan is set to star in an adaptation of The Outrun – a memoir on alcoholism by writer Amy Liptrot. 

Helmed by The Unforgivable director Nora Fingscheidt, The Outrun is an adaptation of a memoir on alcoholism by Amy Liptrot. Saoirse Ronan is set to play the lead role, Variety reports.

Ronan’s character, Rona, is recently out of rehab, and heads home to Scotland’s Orkney Islands after a decade-long absence. There she faces childhood memories and reconnects with the landscape. Writer Amy Liptrot has co-written the screenplay alongside Fingscheidt.

The memoir has been translated into many languages, appeared in The Sunday Times top ten bestsellers list, and has sold more than 110,000 copies in the UK. Saoirse Ronan is similarly decorated, having been nominated for an Oscar four times (for Atonement, Brooklyn, Lady Bird, and Little Women). Perhaps this will be the lucky role?

Nora Fingscheidt may be best known for directing The Unforgivable, but she won awards at the 2019 Berlin Film Festival for her debut feature System Crasher. 

Executive producing the film is Protagonist Pictures, which is also currently arranging financing. Potential buyers for The Outrun will be introduced to it at the European Film Market.

More news on the film as we hear it.

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