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Exclusive: Saoirse Ronan joined on prestige project by Domhnall Gleeson, Emory Cohen, Jim Broadbent, Julie Walters and Sarah Gadon.

Production on buzz script Brooklyn has come together with a bang at the beginning of the America Film Market. 

HanWay has boarded sales on the prestige period-drama, which will see in-demand Atonement and Hanna star Saoirse Ronan lead a top cast featuring Domhnall Gleeson, Emory Cohen, Jim Broadbent, Julie Walters and Sarah Gadon.

The London-based sales outfit has inked deals with Lionsgate UK for distribution in the UK and Ireland and Transmission for rights in Australia and New Zealand.

BAFTA-nominated John Crowley (Boy A) will direct Nick Hornby’s adaptation of Colm Toibin’s acclaimed novel, which is being produced by Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey.

The film follows Nora (Ronan), a young Irish woman who leaves her small town in Ireland hoping for a brighter future in 1950s Brooklyn. Despite her initial homesickness, she falls in »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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