Saoirse Ronan is to star in Blitz, the new film from Small Axe and 12 Years a Slave director Steve McQueen that follows a group of Londoners during the aerial bombardment of their city in World War II.

US entertainment trade publication Variety says the film will be made for Apple TV+, with Londoner McQueen also writing and producing.

Steve McQueen

Blitz is due to go into production before the end of the year.

Oscar winner McQueen is currently in post-production on Occupied City, a feature-length documentary about Amsterdam during World War II.

Ronan can currently be seen in cinemas in the comedy whodunnit See How They Run.

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