Sundance: Saoirse Ronan’s ‘Brooklyn’ Acquired by Fox Searchlight

The $9 million price tag marks the biggest deal of the festival so far

In the biggest deal of the Sundance Film Festival, Fox Searchlight has won a bidding war for John Crawley’s “Brooklyn,” which stars Saoirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson and Jim Broadbent.

An insider close to the negotiations told TheWrap the deal will be for $9 million, the biggest deal of the festival so far. Searchlight previously closed a deal for “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” at the festival, for around $4.7 million.

“Brooklyn” is based on the novel by Colm Toibin, and follows a young woman in 1952 who travels to New York from Dublin and gets caught between two different cities and two different men.

The film premiered Monday at the Sundance Film Festival.