‘Arrow’ Star Emily Bett Rickards Joins Saoirse Ronan in ‘Brooklyn’

March 14, 2014 | Posted By In Casting | 8187 Views


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Historical romantic drama “Brooklyn” continues to assemble a cast of great rising stars, and today adds “Arrow”‘s Felicity Smoak herself, Emily Bett Rickards, to the cast. Saoirse Ronan leads the pack, flanked by Domhnall Gleeson and Emory Cohen as the young men vying for her affections.

Ronan plays Ellis Lacey, a young Irish woman who emigrates to the New York borough for employment, then falls for Cohen’s American boy Tony. Upon a return trip to her homeland, she also becomes attached to Gleeson’s Jim, creating a love triangle in which she’s torn between two different men and the cities they represent. No word yet on who Rickards or her fellow Canadian co-star Sarah Gadon will play. Jim Broadbent and Julie Waters also star, and John Crowley plans to direct the film this year.

Rickards is a newcomer who made her screen debut in 2012, but has quickly become a breakout star thanks to her fan-favorite role as Felicity on The CW’s hit comic book adaptation series “Arrow,” where she plays the lovable Girll Friday sidekick of Stephen Amell’s Oliver Queen.


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