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Movie 'How I Live Now,' based on a YA novel set during World War III, gets a trailer

'How I Live Now' is being adapted into a film starring 'The Host' actress Saoirse Ronan.

By Staff Writer / August 15, 2013

Saoirse Ronan stars in the movie adaptation of the young adult novel 'How I Live Now.'

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A trailer for the movie adaptation of Meg Rosoff’s novel “How I Live Now” has been released.

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'How I Live Now'

“How I Live Now” follows Daisy (whose real name is Elizabeth), an American who is sent to live with cousins in England as a world war is beginning. She becomes close with her extended family, including her cousin Edmond, before enemies arrive to occupy the country.

The book was first released in 2004 and the movie adaptation stars Saoirse Ronan of “The Lovely Bones” and “The Host” as Daisy and “Defiance” actor George Mackay as Edmond, Daisy’s cousin with whom she falls in love. Anna Chancellor, who appeared in the TV show “The Hour” and the movie “Hysteria,” is playing Daisy’s aunt Penn.

Kevin Macdonald, who was behind the movies “The Eagle” and “State of Play,” is directing. The film is scheduled to debut Oct. 4 in the UK, but no US release date has been set, although Magnolia Pictures is planning to release the film in the US.

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