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Saoirse Ronan stars in first trailer and poster for How I Live Now

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Saoirse Ronan stars in the first trailer for How I Live Now , and you can also see the new quad poster, above.

Based on the young adult novel by Meg Rosoff and directed by The Last King Of Scotland ’s Kevin Macdonald, the hard-to-categorise romantic drama sees Daisy (Ronan) leaving America to spend time with her cousins in England.

Initially frosty, Daisy soon establishes a bond with her cousins, particularly the eldest, Edmond (George MacKay), with whom she develops a romantic relationship.

Their idyllic folksy lifestyle is literally blown apart by the outbreak of World War 3, which ravages their homestead and separates the young lovers.

Watch the trailer in full below:

How I Live Now opens in the UK on 4 October 2013.

Matt Maytum
Matt Maytum

I'm the Deputy Editor at Total Film magazine, looking after the long-form features there, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar+, and you can often hear me nattering on the Inside Total Film podcast. Bucket-list-ticking career highlights have included reporting from the set of Tenet and Avengers: Infinity War, as well as covering Comic-Con, TIFF and the Sundance Film Festival.