Saoirse Ronan is set to star in Steve McQueen’s World War II film Blitz

Saoirse Ronan is set to star in director Steve McQueen’s upcoming Apple TV+ World War movie Flashaccording to a recent report from Variety.

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The film, which was first announced at the end of last year, will tell the story of a group of Londoners during the aerial bombing of the city during the war. McQueen will direct, write and produce the film, the first since his 2018 project Widows. Production on the film is said to begin later this year, with a release date currently unannounced.

McQueen’s last feature film was 2018’s Widowsbut the director has been working since then filming the 2020 BBC anthology series Hatchet, which told the story of West Indian immigrants in London from the 1960s to the 1980s. McQueen also directed the 2021 documentary series Uprising for the BBC, which chronicled the aftermath of various events in Britain in 1981 that defined race relations in the country.

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Ronan currently stars in Tom George’s See how they drive and will also star in the upcoming films Enemy and Expiredboth of which are set to be released at some point in the future.

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