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

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

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The 28-year-old American-Irish actress will have a leading role in the film, which details a group of London natives amid aerial bombings during the international conflict. Diversity reported on Thursday.

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

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Latest: Saoirse Ronan, 28, will star in Blitz, an upcoming World War II film for Apple TV+, and director Steve McQueen. she was last pictured in london

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The outlet reported that it will feature an “unknown newcomer” in a lead role.

Ronan’s career is on the rise, as he can be seen in upcoming films like Foe, a sci-fi thriller alongside Paul Mescal and Aaron Pierre; And see How They Run, A Comic Mystery With Sam Rockwell.

The Oscar-nominated actress has recently been seen 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 feature length motion picture since the 2018 film Widows.

Ronan's career is on the rise, as he can be seen in upcoming films like Foe, a sci-fi thriller alongside Paul Mescal and Aaron Pierre;  And see How They Run, A Comic Mystery With Sam Rockwell.

Ronan’s career is on the rise, as he can be seen in upcoming films like Foe, a sci-fi thriller alongside Paul Mescal and Aaron Pierre; And see How They Run, A Comic Mystery With Sam Rockwell.

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

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

In 2020, Ronan worked on Small X, 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 details the ongoing events in Amsterdam during the turbulent time frame.

Blitz may be an awards season standout for Apple Original Films, which made streaming history after its motion picture CODA captured the Academy Award for Best Picture.

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