I haven’t heard anything all that great about How I Live Now, a new-future set thriller starring Saoirse Ronan and directed by Kevin MacDonald (The Last King of Scotland), but skimming through this just released trailer I must say, Franz Lustig has captured some fantastic imagery.
Picked up by Magnolia out of Toronto and set for both a limited theatrical release and Video On Demand release on November 8, the story follows Ronan as Daisy, an American teenager sent to stay with relatives in the English countryside. Initially withdrawn and alienated, she begins to warm up to her charming surroundings, and strikes up a romance with the handsome Edmund (George MacKay). But on the fringes of their idyllic summer days are tense news reports of an escalating conflict in Europe. As the UK falls into a violent, chaotic military state, Daisy finds herself hiding and fighting to survive.
Check out the trailer and poster directly below.