The First Trailer for How I Live Now

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The first trailer has been released for How I Live Now, the new film from director Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland, State of Play). Saoirse Ronan stars as an American girl on holiday in the English countryside with her family. She finds herself in hiding and fighting for her survival as a war breaks out. It looks impressive, with Ronan giving what looks like a great performance. We’re looking forward to seeing this, even if the whole thing seems very similar to Tomorrow, When the War Began.

Based on the novel by Meg Rosoff.

Official synopsis for How I Live Now:

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.

Starring Saoirse Ronan, Harley Bird and George MacKay.

ETA: UK – 3 October, 2013.