Saoirse Ronan and Jack Lowden are stepping down from their production banner Arcade Pictures.
The company’s debut feature, “The Outrun,” is set to have its international premiere at the Berlin Film Festival next week. The film world premiered at Sundance last month.
Lowden, who’s currently starring in “Slow Horses,” set up Arcade Pictures in 2019 alongside “Modern Life is Rubbish” producer Dominic Norris, who will stay on at the company.
“Little Women” star Ronan joined as a company director in 2021.
In 2022 Arcade Pictures unveiled its first major feature film project, an adaptation of Amy Liptrot’s addiction memoir “The Outrun” directed by Nora Fingscheidt.
“Arcade was formed to make ‘The Outrun’ and Dominic will continue to drive that banner’s train,” said a spokesperson. “Jack and Saoirse are excited to celebrate the film as it makes its debut and beyond, and will continue looking for more passion projects to develop together in the future.” -
In “The Outrun” Ronan plays Rona, a woman struggling with alcoholism who, after losing control of her life, goes into rehab and then makes a beeline for Scotland’s wild and lonely Orkney Islands, where she reconnects with the dramatic land in which she grew up. The cast includes “Gangs of London” star Paapa Essiedu, Stephane Dillane (“Game of Thrones”) and Lowden’s “Slow Horses” co-star Saskia Reeves.
Variety’s reviewer described the film as “competent and even stylishly made” while Ronan “lives inside this role as if she’d occupied it her whole life.”
The adaptation was co-written by Fingscheidt and Liptrot. Protagonist Pictures are repping worldwide sales.
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