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Saoirse Ronan shoots new murder mystery period film in London

Saoirse Ronan appeared hard at work on Wednesday as she sat in a 1950s car on set for a new untitled murder mystery feature in London

The Irish actress, 26, rocked smart attire, reminiscent of the era, as she hastily sped off in the blue vehicle.  

The entire mise-en-scène of the film, including the street layout and outfits of her fellow actors, reflected the 1950s. 

Getting into character: Saoirse Ronan appeared hard at work on Wednesday as she sat in a 1950s car on set for a new untitled murder mystery feature in London

The upcoming mystery thriller follows a desperate Hollywood producer whose mission is to transform a popular West End play into a film. 

However, when production members begin dropping like flies, Inspector Stoppard, played by Sam Rockwell, begins to investigate the murders with the help of an overzealous rookie, Constable Stalker, played by Saoirse.

The duo are thrown into London’s sordid underground and glamorous theatre scene as they try to solve the puzzling investigation, once and for all. 

At the helm of the new production is This Country director, Tom George and Mark Chappell as the screenwriter. 

Speedy exit: The Irish actress, 26, rocked smart attire, reminiscent of the era, as she hastily sped off in the blue vehicle

Speedy exit: The Irish actress, 26, rocked smart attire, reminiscent of the era, as she hastily sped off in the blue vehicle

Vintage: The entire mise-en-scène of the film, including the street layout and outfits of her fellow actors, reflected the 1950s

Plot: The upcoming mystery thriller follows a desperate Hollywood producer whose mission is to transform a popular West End play into a film

Vintage: The entire mise-en-scène of the film, including the street layout and outfits of her fellow actors, reflected the 1950s

Adulthood’s Damian Jones is producing the new film for Searchlight Pictures UK.

Director of Production Richard Ruiz and Senior Development Executive Pete Spencer will oversee the feature in addition to Katie Goodson-Thomas, Head of Development & Production.

Saoirse’s latest released film was the British period drama, Ammonite, which followed the story of her character, Charlotte Murchison, and the intense romantic relationship she develops with Mary Anning, played by Kate Winslet.  

In January, she gushed over co-star Kate’s a decision to move their steamy sex scene to land on her 25th birthday.

Team: However, when production members begin dropping like flies, Inspector Stoppard, played by Sam Rockwell, begins to investigate the murders with the help of an overzealous rookie, Constable Stalker, played by Saoirse

Team: However, when production members begin dropping like flies, Inspector Stoppard, played by Sam Rockwell, begins to investigate the murders with the help of an overzealous rookie, Constable Stalker, played by Saoirse

Whodunit: The duo are thrown into London's sordid underground and glamorous theatre scene as they try to solve the puzzling investigation, once and for all

Whodunit: The duo are thrown into London’s sordid underground and glamorous theatre scene as they try to solve the puzzling investigation, once and for all

The America Irish actress said that it was the ‘greatest present I could have asked for’ after the Titanic star, 45, asked the film’s director to rearrange filming for the moment their characters gave into their passion.

Speaking to The Mirror, Saoirse told how she had a ‘wonderful time’ filming the intimate scenes with Kate, adding that because it was her birthday, they had a few glasses of prosecco before hand.

Saoirse said of their passionate onscreen act: ‘I had a wonderful time. I’ve never done a sex scene so intense and full-on before. But to be able to do that with her… I did feel very safe, like we could go anywhere with it.’

After describing Kate’s request as the ‘greatest present I could have asked for’, she added: ‘I am very appreciative she scheduled it for my birthday. It also gave us the excuse to have a couple of glasses of Prosecco before we got into it.’

Behind the scenes: At the helm of the new production is This Country director, Tom George and Mark Chappell as the screenwriter

Behind the scenes: At the helm of the new production is This Country director, Tom George and Mark Chappell as the screenwriter

Production: Adulthood's Damian Jones is producing the forthcoming film for Searchlight Pictures UK

Production: Adulthood’s Damian Jones is producing the forthcoming film for Searchlight Pictures UK

In charge: Director of Production Richard Ruiz and Senior Development Executive Pete Spencer will oversee the feature

In charge: Director of Production Richard Ruiz and Senior Development Executive Pete Spencer will oversee the feature

The Little Women star went on to say that she and the Hollywood starlet had the freedom to be more imaginative during the love-making scenes after Ammonite director Francis Lee gave them the green light to improvise. 

She explained: ‘It was such a great opportunity to be quite creative with the sex scenes; to explore the intimacy between two people who hadn’t been touched in a very long time.’

The beauty explained that their freedom to explore felt ‘true and right’, added that she ‘paralleled’ it on what the gay women she knows have discussed with her about the ‘intimacy shared’ with another woman. 

Eye-catching: Another stunning vintage car was seen on set

Eye-catching: Another stunning vintage car was seen on set 

Filmography: Saoirse's latest released film was the British period drama, Ammonite, which followed the story of her character, Charlotte Murchison, and the intense romantic relationship she develops with Mary Anning, played by Kate Winslet

Filmography: Saoirse’s latest released film was the British period drama, Ammonite, which followed the story of her character, Charlotte Murchison, and the intense romantic relationship she develops with Mary Anning, played by Kate Winslet 

Meanwhile, Kate told how the duo became close off screen and their chemistry continued long after filming as she gushed they ‘totally adored’ one another. 

She also noted how their ‘utterly equal’ sex scene made her ‘angry’ that she hadn’t felt that way in previous submissive roles during sex scenes with male co-stars. 

Kate plays  19th-century British paleontologist Mary, who ends up having an affair with Saoirse’s character, Charlotte, who is a married woman.

Saoirse has previously detailed why she wasn’t nervous about getting intimate with Kate in the romantic drama set in 1840s England.

Dedicated: In January, she gushed over co-star Kate's a decision to move their steamy sex scene to land on her 25th birthday

Dedicated: In January, she gushed over co-star Kate’s a decision to move their steamy sex scene to land on her 25th birthday

Character: She said that it was the 'greatest present I could have asked for' after the Titanic star, 45, asked the film's director to rearrange filming for the moment their characters gave into their passion

Character: She said that it was the ‘greatest present I could have asked for’ after the Titanic star, 45, asked the film’s director to rearrange filming for the moment their characters gave into their passion

She told The Sunday Telegraph: ‘I wasn’t nervous, no. I never really feel nervous doing sex scenes because I’ve always worked with people I trust, which is massive, and I know not everyone can say that.

The five-time Oscar nominee added that having the director, Francis Lee, let the pair move freely with the scenes’ ‘choreography’ helped make them both comfortable. 

‘It was great to have that authority over those intimate scenes, which can often make you feel incredibly vulnerable, but instead we felt empowered by it,’ Saoirse said.

‘We really felt like we were steering the ship. There was a plan in place for us that we created for ourselves, so there were no surprises and nothing was unexpected.’

Honest: Speaking to The Mirror , Saoirse told how she had a 'wonderful time' filming the intimate scenes with Kate, adding that because it was her birthday, they had a few glasses of prosecco before hand

Honest: Speaking to The Mirror , Saoirse told how she had a ‘wonderful time’ filming the intimate scenes with Kate, adding that because it was her birthday, they had a few glasses of prosecco before hand

On set: The Little Women star went on to say that she and the Hollywood starlet had the freedom to be more imaginative during the love-making scenes after Ammonite director Francis Lee gave them the green light to improvise

On set: The Little Women star went on to say that she and the Hollywood starlet had the freedom to be more imaginative during the love-making scenes after Ammonite director Francis Lee gave them the green light to improvise

Her comments follow Kate revealing why her sex scene with the young actress in her latest film felt ‘very different’ compared to her heterosexual love scenes.

‘It did feel very different,’ Kate told The Weekend Australian’s Review in January. 

‘I’ve played LGBTQ characters before. In fact, I played an LGBTQ character in the first film I ever did, Heavenly Creatures.’ 

However, she added in those days she lacked the confidence she now has.

Bond: Meanwhile, Kate told how the duo became close off screen and their chemistry continued long after filming as she gushed they 'totally adored' one another

Bond: Meanwhile, Kate told how the duo became close off screen and their chemistry continued long after filming as she gushed they ‘totally adored’ one another 


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