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Saoirse Ronan will star in Apple TV+’s World War II film Blitz for filmmaker Steve McQueen

Saoirse Ronan to star in Apple TV+’s World War II film Blitz for filmmaker Steve McQueen

Saoirse Ronan will star in Blitz, an upcoming World War film for Apple TV + and director Steve McQueen.

The American-born Irish actress, 28, will star in the film, which details a group of London residents amid the aerial bombings during the international conflict, Variety reported Thursday.

The film, which was announced last fall, will begin shooting later this year, with McQueen as director, writer and producer.

The latest: Saoirse Ronan, 28, will star in Blitz, an upcoming Second World War film for Apple TV + and director Steve McQueen. She was pictured in London last fall

It will feature an ‘unknown newcomer’ in a prominent role, the outlet reported.

Ronan’s career has been on a high, as seen in the upcoming films Foe, a sci-fi thriller with Paul Mescal and Aaron Pierre; and Watch Them Walk, a comedy-mystery starring Sam Rockwell.

The Oscar-nominated actress recently appeared in the 2020 Francis Lee film Ammonite, and 2019’s Little Women, in which she appeared alongside Emma Watson, Florence Pugh and Timothée Chalamet.

The war film is McQueen’s first film since the 2018 film Widows.

Ronan's career has been on the rise, as seen in the upcoming films Foe, a sci-fi thriller with Paul Mescal and Aaron Pierre;  and Watch Them Walk, a comedy-mystery starring Sam Rockwell.

Ronan’s career has been on the rise, as seen in the upcoming films Foe, a sci-fi thriller with Paul Mescal and Aaron Pierre; and Watch Them Walk, a comedy-mystery starring Sam Rockwell.

Filmmaker Steve McQueen was seen at an event in London last May

Filmmaker Steve McQueen was seen at an event in London last May

In 2020, Ronan worked on Small Axe, a BBC and Amazon Prime Video anthology detailing the West Indian community in the UK from 1962-1982.

McQueen also directed the World War II documentary Occupied City, which detailed the current in Amsterdam during the turbulent time frame.

Blitz could be a standout awards season for Apple Original Films, which made streaming history after its film CODA captured the Academy Award for Best Picture.

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