Saoirse Ronan has joined the cast of the satirical comedy ‘Bad Apples,’ which marks the English language debut of Swedish writer-director Jonatan Etzler.

The film tells the story of Maria (played by Ronan), a primary school teacher doing her best to inspire a class of 10-year-olds but unable to because of one unruly and chaotic student. With her career in question and the child’s behaviour spiralling, she makes a series of bad decisions that lead to her accidentally taking and locking this “bad apple” in her home. Maria tries desperately to backtrack, but when the class starts flourishing and the staff and parents are thrilled with the improvement, she finds herself in a very complicated predicament.

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Written by Jess O’Kane, the movie is based on Rasmus Lindgren’s debut novel De Oönskade. Oskar Pimlott will produce for Pulse Films. Executive producers are Judy Counihan and Jamie Hall for Pulse Films, Philip Knatchbull, Marc Smit, Paul Wiegard and Kristian Brodie for CCM, and Paul Grindey and Charles Moore for Viewfinder Film.

Ronan can currently be seen starring opposite Paul Mescal and Aaron Pierre in Garth Davis’ sci-fi thriller ‘Foe’ for Amazon MGM Studios, which debuted on Prime Video earlier this month after world premiering at the New York Film Festival. Other upcoming projects for the Irish actress include Steve McQueen’s ‘Blit’z for Apple and Nora Fingscheidt’s addiction drama ‘The Outrun’, based on Amy Liptrot’s bestselling memoir.