saoirse ronan Saoirse Ronan Joins Wes Andersons ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel

Variety bring word that Saoirse Ronan has nabbed the female lead in Wes Anderson’s ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel.’ The director has said that the story, set 85 years ago in a Hungarian hotel, is partly inspired by the witty films of Billy Wilder and Ernst Lubitsch (The Shop Around the Corner). Ronan joins the likes of Ralph Fiennes, Jude Law, Bill Murray and Jason Schwartzman in the pic.

Saoirse Ronan was nominated for an Oscar at the age of 13 for her supporting performance in ‘Atonement.’ She’ll next be seen in Andrew Niccol’s adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s bestselling novel ‘The Host,’ Kevin Macdonald’s ‘How I Live Now,’ Neil Jordan’s ‘Byzantium’ and Geoffrey Fletcher’s ‘Violet & Daisy.’ ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ will be both written and directed by Wes Anderson, with the filmmaker re-teaming with producers Scott Rudin and Steve Rales. Their most recent project, ‘Moonrise Kingdom,’ was a huge success both critically and at the box office this past summer. Look out for more details shortly.