Saoirse Ronan has been cast to play the female lead in Moonrise Kingdom director Wes Anderson's next film The Grand Budapest Hotel.
The 18 year old Irish actress (represented by MacFarlane Chard in the UK) will star alongside Ralph Fiennes, Jude Law, Bill Murray and Jason Schwartzman, among others.
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).
Saoirse was in the UK in the summer, filming Kevin MacDonald's How I Live Now. She will next be seen in Andrew Niccol's adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's bestselling novel The Host, while Neil Jordan's Byzantium and Geoffrey Fletcher's Violet & Daisy are awaiting release dates.
The Grand Budapest Hotel is expected to start shooting early next year in Germany.