Saoirse Ronan Is a Confused Newlywed in the First Trailer for ‘On Chesil Beach’ (Video)

Billy Howle, Emily Watson, Samuel West and Anne-Marie Duff also star

Last Updated: February 22, 2018 @ 10:53 AM

Oscar-nominated actress Saoirse Ronan stars as a newlywed who battles societal pressures and sex in the first trailer for Bleecker Street’s “On Chesil Beach.”

“On Chesil Beach” follows a young couple in England in 1962, who find their new marriage complicated with issues of sexual freedom and pressures from society — and as a result, their wedding night is beyond awkward.

Billy Howle, Emily Watson, Samuel West and Anne-Marie Duff also star.

Dominic Cooke directed the film in his motion picture directorial debut. It is based on the 2007 Booker Prize-nominated novella of the same name, written by Ian McEwan, who wrote the screenplay for the film.

The film had its world premiere in the Special Presentations section at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 7, 2017.

Ronan is currently nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Actress category for her role in Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird.”

“On Chesil Beach” will hit U.S. theaters on May 18.

Watch the trailer above.