See How They Run: new trailer released for Saoirse Ronan comedy crime film

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See How They Run: new trailer released for Saoirse Ronan comedy crime film

The trailer for Saoirse Ronan’s new film, a comedy crime caper called See How They Run, has landed.

It’s 1950s London and a Hollywood film producer is turning a play into a film. Then members of the production start getting bumped off and Ronan, who stars as a Constable, and Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards, Jojo Rabbit), the Inspector, are brought in to investigate.

“It seems he was killed in the costume store,” says Ronan, while looking over a body. “And then he was deposited here... Staged, so to speak.”

The trailer sees Rockwell and Ronan bickering, quips between a glamorous cast, and a loving play on all those deeply recognisable Marple moments.

“Is that the idea, you gather all the suspects and interrogate each of us in turn until the mystery is solved?” says one character to the police duo.

The cast also includes Ruth Wilson (The Affair, His Dark Materials), Adrian Brody (The Pianist), Reece Shearsmith (Venom: Let There Be Carnage), Harris Dickinson (The Souvenir Part II) and David Oyelowo (Selma, The Girl Before).

See How They Run has been written by Mark Chappell, who also wrote Tony Blair, Rock Star for Channel 4 and Granada’s Cold Feet.

It has been directed by BAFTA winner Tom George, whose past credits include This Country and Defending the Guilty. But nevertheless, there is something about the film’s quirky sense of humour, comedic timing and cast list that is happily reminiscent of a Wes Anderson film.

It’s Ronan’s biggest role on-screen since Francis Lee’s 2020 period drama Ammonite opposite Kate Winslet. The actor was also one of the cast members in Anderson’s star-studded 2021 film The French Dispatch, which included Timothée Chalamet, Owen Wilson, Brody, Frances McDormand, Christoph Waltz and Bill Murray.

In 2020 Ronan starred as Lady Macbeth in The Tragedy of Macbeth at The Almedia opposite James McArdle.

Speaking to the Evening Standard at the time about working with Ronan, James McArdle said, “People might not think this but it’s really rare when you meet an actor, when you don’t have to put extra work in. Sometimes you meet an actor and start a scene and you’re looking at each other’s eyes and you know you’re talking and listening to each other.”

Future projects lined up for Ronan include Foe, an upcoming science-fiction thriller film by Garth Davis, who made 2016’s Lion and 2018’s Mary Magdalene and the Orkney-located The Outrun, based on the book by Amy Liptrot.

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