Press Release for How I Live Now Film


25th June, London.  Principal photography for Kevin Macdonald’s big screen adaptation of Meg Rosoff’s multi award winning novel How I Live Now starts today for 8 weeks in England and Wales.

Starring Academy Award nominee Saoirse Ronan (Atonement, The Lovely Bones, Hanna), the youngest ever BAFTA award-winner Harley Bird (‘Peppa Pig’) and British Independent Film Award nominee George MacKay (The Boys Are Back, Hunky Dory), How I Live Now is the latest film from Academy Award winning director Kevin Macdonald (One Day In SeptemberMarley, The Last King of Scotland).  The screenplay is written by Jeremy Brock (The Eagle, The Last King of Scotland) Tony Grisoni (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, ‘Red Riding Trilogy’), and Penelope Skinner (“The Village Bike” at the Royal Court, ‘Fresh Meat’).

Daisy (Ronan), a teenager from New York, is sent to the English countryside for the summer to stay with cousins.  She soon immerses herself in a dreamy pastoral idyll as she falls madly in love with Eddie (MacKay), until their perfect summer is blown apart by the sudden outbreak of a 21st century world war.  Along with Eddie’s younger siblings, Isaac (Tom Holland) and Piper (Bird), they are left in isolation and forced to fend for themselves.  When they are violently separated Daisy must embark on a terrifying journey in order to be reunited with the boy she loves.  Eddie is never far from Daisy’s mind but as her journey to find him becomes more desperate, the idea of what she may or may not find consumes her consciousness and haunts her soul.



22 responses to “Press Release for How I Live Now Film”

  1. Angie

    SO exciting!

    1. Shelley Souza

      Yes, indeed.

  2. Emily

    You can tell it’s going to have a very different tone from the book – still very exciting!!

  3. nicola baird

    This is proper WOW copy. Good luck seeing it all change (or not, but whatever, hopefully loving it) … Nicola

  4. ejrunyon

    Never understood why it takes one Meg Rosoff to write a novel and three screen writers to adapt its screenplay? *head scratch*
    Maybe it’s the ‘brilliant factor’?

    Congrats on the milestone in any case. this is some exciting stuff.

  5. raych

    OHMYGODOHMYGODOHMYGOD *hyperventilates with excitement*

  6. Amanda

    :) Ditto ditto ditto.
    A bit like hearing a child just got into the university they wanted,to study the course they always dreamed of, Meg?

  7. Fran

    We cannot wait to see Harley in the film, she’s going to be amazing.

  8. Rosie

    I get to be an extra in this film cos of my dad. So hyped!! by far my favourite Meg book :)

  9. Jessica

    I worked in catering, and am doing a visual effects course and got the opportunity to watch some of it being filmed. Was brilliant :) and the cast are great, can’t wait to see it.

  10. Sophie

    I’m being an extra in this film on Monday the 13th – I will look out for you! SO excited as this is my faveourite book EVER!!

  11. Alice

    Generally looks great but please tell me Edmond isn’t called Eddie in the film?

    1. Rosie

      he is 😛

  12. Jenny

    I was at one of the film sets in wales, where they filmed her waking up in the forest and the rebels camp.

  13. sarah

    when does the movie come out ,what month ??

  14. Daisy

    This is so exciting! I leant the book to someone in my family and they stayed up till midnight reading it, they were so engrossed! We are both going to see the movie when it comes out. It must be so exciting for you!