Critically-acclaimed film ‘Brooklyn’ to be adapted into BBC series

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The award-winning and critically-acclaimed feature film “Brooklyn” will be adapted into a television series with the BBC. This is now being developed by the same producers of the movie Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey through Wildgaze Films.

Julie Walters is set to reprise her BAFTA-nominated supporting role as the quirky landlady Mrs. Madge Kehoe. The movie version’s lead actress Saoirse Ronan is not expected to return for the role of Eilis Lacey.

Julie Walters plays Mrs. Madge Kehoe in 'Brooklyn.'
Julie Walters plays Mrs. Madge Kehoe in ‘Brooklyn.’

Wildgaze is now looking for TV screen writers to pen the story which will mostly look into the lives of the Irish, American and British young women at Kehoe’s New York boarding house.

Based on the novel of the same name by Colm Toibin, “Brooklyn” is set in 1950s Ireland and New York. The pic was recently released in the U.S. by Fox Searchlight under the direction of John Crowley and screenplay by Nick Hornby.

“Brooklyn” holds three Oscars nominations (Picture, Lead Actress, and Adapted Screenplay) and one Golden Globes nomination (Lead Actress – Drama).

Eve Macklin as "Diana," Saoirse Ronan as "Eilis" and Emily Bett Rickards as "Patty" in BROOKLYN. Photo by Kerry Brown.  © 2015 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation All Rights Reserved
Eve Macklin as “Diana,” Saoirse Ronan as “Eilis” and Emily Bett Rickards as “Patty” in BROOKLYN. Photo by Kerry Brown. © 2015 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation All Rights Reserved
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