You might need a tissue for this one – the official trailer for Saoirse Ronan’s new movie ‘Brooklyn’ has finally been released, and boy is it a weepie.
Oscar-nominee Saoirse stars alongside fellow Irish actor Domhnall Gleeson in the upcoming period drama, which also stars British legends Julie Waters and Jim Broadbent.
The film follows a young Irish immigrant named Eilis Lacey (Saoirse) who leaves her family to travel to New York and falls in love with an Italian-American boy named Tony – played by Emory Cohen.
However, tragedy calls her back to Ireland, and she is faced with choosing between her new romantic life with her lover in Brooklyn or being back with her family and friends – and handsome local Jim Farrell (Domhnall) – in her hometown.
The trailer comes after ‘Brooklyn’ was the stand-out hit of this year’s Sundance Film Festival, with whispers of an Oscar nod circulating after the hugely positive audience and critic reaction. It’s set to hit screens in November.
The flick was partly filmed in Ireland, and was divided between Dublin and Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford – the home of Colm Toibin, who wrote the novel which the film is based on.
Speaking to the Enniscorthy Echo at the time of filming last year, Saoirse said the film will resonate with anyone that has ever experienced emigration.
“First of all, it’s an amazing story about Ireland and home and how when you leave home, there is a certain amount of time when you’re lost before you settle into a new place and it’s very hard. Even if you want to get out of wherever you come from for a while, it’s very hard to take your heart with you,” she said.
WATCH the full official trailer here: