Sweetness In The Belly is based on the 2005 novel and will be directed by Zeresenay “Zee” Berhane Mehari, with Jennifer Kawaja and Julia Sereny producing a script by Laura Phillips.
Ronan plays Lilly, a refugee living in London.
Orphaned in Africa as a child, Lilly’s first experience of her parents’ homeland of England is as a refugee, escaping civil war. As lost in this cold new world as her fellow immigrants, Lilly becomes the heart of this disenfranchised community in London, attempting to reunite people with their scattered families. But as her friend Amina discovers, Lilly’s mission isn’t purely altruistic and a passionate lost love affair is revealed between Lilly and Aziz, an idealistic doctor.