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18 February 2013 @ 03:42 pm

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The gorgeous Ryan Gosling, star of “The Notebook” will soon make his directional debut in a movie starring our very own Saoirse Ronan. “How to Catch a Monster” will be released here next year.

Saoirse told 98FM: “I didn’t know the news had been released so I was telling people I couldn’t talk about it. But yeah I’m working with Ryan. I met him a few years when I was meant to be booking on something with him that didn’t work out but I know how lovely he is and one of our great friends is working on costume on it too so it’s great!”

So funny when asked by 98FM if she thinks Ryan is a ride, Saoirse laughed saying “I can’t say that about my future director. He’s my boss”.


The show will air on February 22 but it's pre-taped.
Great line-up of guests: Saoirse Ronan, Richard Gere and John Malkovich. And Taylor Swift, I guess.

I'm so excited. Graham Norton is my favourite talk show host and I'm positive it'll be hilarious. Expect updates galore.

The promo tour for "The Host" has kicked off. At least she wasn't a guest when Wahlberg was on, eh?
15 February 2013 @ 12:50 am
What characteristics did Saoirse embody as an actress that you felt was perfect for the leading role?

The main thing is that she is one of the most amazing actors I've ever had the privilege to watch, let alone work with. We knew that with this role, it's very complicated. And without someone who could just transform themselves into both of these characters and be super believable, it wasn't going to work. We had to have an amazing actress. So that was the main thing, which was finding an actress who was that good. Then, when you get past that, her abilities that are special to her - one, is that she is so ethereal. She's such a down to earth kid when you know her, but if you see a photograph of her on a red carpet, it's like she's from another planet already. She's just this beam of light. She's amazing. That worked out so well, that otherworldly part of her, to play an alien, a very peaceful alien from an advanced civilization, it's very believable. Because she is just different. She's not quite like us.

And then, she also has the ability to play such a fierce survivor. If you've seen her in Hanna, you know what I'm talking about. And that, actually, was the movie that the other producers got me to watch. Because my first instinct when they said Saoirse Ronan, I was like, "Too young. I don't want to do this teenage triangle again. It's going to be too much of a Twilight thing…" I was kind of an absolute no, she's fantastic, but no. And they said, "Go see her in Hanna," and so I very begrudgingly did. And I was sure my mind was not going to change. And I was on the phone with them before the credits were done rolling. I was like, "Ok, ok. Sign her up. If she's willing to do it, do anything we have to do to get her." [laughs] She's amazing. I truly believe she can do anything. I can't wait to see what she does next because she is so phenomenal.

full interview
Eva Mendes, Matt Smith and Ben Mendelsohn also assemble alongside Christina Hendricks for fantasy-drama "How To Catch A Monster," which Gosling also wrote.

Saoirse Ronan has come aboard Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut How To Catch A Monster alongside Eva Mendes, Matt Smith and Ben Mendelsohn.

Christina Hendricks will star in the film billed as a modern fantasy-drama based on a script by Gosling.

Scheduled to begin shooting this May in Detroit, the movie is being touted to buyers by Sierra/Affinity at the EFM.

Marc Platt and Adam Siegel are producing on behalf of Marc Platt Productions, along with Gosling via his Phantasma Films label and Michel Litvak and David Lancaster via the Bold Films banner.

Set against the surreal dreamscape of a vanishing city a single mother of two is swept into a macabre and dark fantasy underworld while her teenage son discovers a secret road leading to an underwater town.

Best known for her roles in Atonement and Hanna, Ronan will next be seen starring in The Host and How I Live Now. She is currently shooting Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel and next stars in Working Title's Mary Queen of Scots.

Smith most recently starred in BBC One series Doctor Who.

Ronan is represented by CAA and Macfarlane Chard. Mendes and Mendelsohn are represented by CAA. Smith is represented by UTA.

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07 February 2013 @ 01:02 pm

The Irish Film & Television Awards have announced the special guest presenters at the 10th Annual Irish Film & Television Awards on Saturday.

Wreck-It Ralph star John C Reilly will be on hand to present the Irish Film Board Rising Star Awards.

Meanwhile, Oscar nominated Saoirse Ronan, who is currently filming Grand Budapest Hotel in Germany, will travel home to present the Best Film Actor category.

06 February 2013 @ 11:50 am
Presenters and other attendees: Alice Eve, Ben Whishaw, Billy Connolly, Chris Tucker, Danny Boyle, David Morrissey, Eddie Redmayne, Gemma Arterton, Helen McCrory, Henry Cavill, Sir Ian McKellen, Jennifer Garner, Jeremy Irvine, Jeremy Renner, John C Reilly, Kevin Spacey, Mark Strong, Martin Freeman, Meryl Streep, Nicholas Hoult, Olga Kurylenko, Paloma Faith, Rafe Spall, Samuel L Jackson, Saoirse Ronan, Sarah Jessica Parker, Sarah Silverman, Simon Pegg and Tom Hiddleston.

This year's BAFTA ceremony will be broadcast on BBC One at 9pm on Sunday evening.