Lionsgate has debuted the first trailer and a batch of images for the upcoming adaptation of Ian McEwan’s bestselling novel On Chesil Beach. The drama marks the feature directorial debut for Dominic Cooke and stars Saoirse Ronan, Billy Howle, Emily Watson, Anne-Marie Duff, Adrian Scarborough, and Samuel West; check them out here…
SEE ALSO: Read our review of On Chesil Beach here
It is summer 1962, and England is still a year away from huge social changes: Beatlemania, the sexual revolution and the Swinging Sixties. Florence (Ronan) and Edward (Howle) are just married and honeymooning on the dramatic coastline of Chesil Beach in Dorset. However, the hotel is old fashioned and stifling, and underlying tensions between the young couple surface and cast unexpected shadows over their long anticipated wedding night.
From the precise depiction of two young lovers, to the touching story of how their unexpressed misunderstandings and fears shape the rest of their lives, ON CHESIL BEACH is a tender story which shows how the entire course of a life can be changed, by a gesture not made or a word not spoken.
On Chesil Beach is set for release on May 18th in the US and on June 15th in the UK.