‘Brooklyn’ Already Getting BBC TV Adaptation, But No Saoirse Ronan
John Crowley immigrant drama Brooklyn still has hurdles to clear after some stellar reviews, including a bid for Best Picture at the coming Academy Awards, but why wait for that sweet, sweet TV money? The period drama is already getting a TV tie-in on The BBC, even shuffling Julie Walters over to reprise her role from the film.
Per Variety, Walters will reprise her role as landlady Ma Kehoe for a TV rendition of Brooklyn, backed by film producers Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey’s Wildgaze Films, for The BBC. Absent writers as of yet, the TV adaptation would focus on Kehoe’s New York boarding house, featuring “the same group of Irish, British and American young women,” albeit without Saoirse Ronan returning as Ellis.
For those unfamiliar with the movie, for which Ronan is also up for an Oscar, Brooklyn unfolded between its 1950s namesake and Ireland, as Ronan’s immigrant character Ellis Lacey found love on either side, and debated which to call home. The film also starred Jim Broadbent, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson, Mad Men alum Jessica Paré, and even Arrow star Emily Bett Rickards.
Certainly some of the quicker TV turnaround we’ve seen in years, but could Brooklyn prove so successful as a BBC series? Watch the original trailer below.