Although the subject of whether or not it’s truly a science fiction film comes up in the below interview, Kevin Macdonald’s new dramatic thriller How I Live Now takes place in the near-future and, through the eyes of an American teen sent to live relatives in Europe, imagines the beginnings of World War III.
ComingSoon.net sat down to speak with Macdonald and his young leading lady, Saoirse Ronan. Now 19, Ronan was one of the youngest actors to ever be nominated for an Academy Award for her performance as Briony Tallis in director Joe Wright’s Atonement. Since then, she’s starred in projects like City of Ember, The Lovely Bones, Hanna and The Host. In the below interview, she and Macdonald discuss their big screen take on the Meg Rosoff bestseller.
How I Live Now is now showing theatrically in a limited release and is available via On Demand and iTunes.