Adaptation of Meg Rosoff’s multi-award-winning novel shoots for eight weeks in England and Wales.

Principal photography has begun on Kevin Macdonald’s adaptation of Meg Rosoff’s multi-award-winning novel How I Live Now, which will shoot for eight weeks in England and Wales.

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Starring Saoirse Ronan and Harley Bird alongside 2012 Stars Of Tomorrow George MacKay and Tom Holland, How I Live Now revolves around New York teenager Daisy (Ronan) who, after being sent to the countryside, falls in love with Eddie (MacKay) before the outbreak of a 21st century world war tears them apart.

The screenplay was written by Jeremy Brock, Tony Grisoni and Penelope Skinner, and the film is being produced by Charles Steel and Alasdair Flind of Cowboy Films and Andrew Ruhemann and John Battsek of Passion Pictures. Film4 and the UK Film Council co-developed the project which is co-financed by Film4 and BFI Film Fund.

Momentum Pictures will distribute in the UK, with Protagonist Pictures handling international sales. The film has already been sold to Alliance Films for Canada, TF1 for France, Madman for Australia/New Zealand, Impuls in Switzerland, Lusomundo in Portugal, Front Row for the Middle East, Carmen for CIS and Ablo for Eastern Europe.