Three-time Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan struggles with wedding night expectations in the first trailer for the delicate relationship drama “On Chesil Beach”.
Set in the summer of 1962, the film focuses on the wedding night and honeymoon of a young couple, played by Ronan, 23, and newcomer Billy Howle, 28. Despite their drastically different backgrounds – she’s an upper-class violin prodigy, he’s a working-class grad student – the couple marry after a whirlwind romance. But haunted by a fear of intimacy and dark secrets from her past, Ronan’s Florence flees when confronted by her new husband.
Directed by renowned theatre director Dominic Cooke, the story is based on the 2007 novel of the same name by Ian McEwan.
“On Chesil Beach” premiered this past September at the Toronto International Film Festival and is scheduled to open in theatres on May 25.