The girl in the photo is not Orlando Bloom

Variety has reported that Orlando Bloom (Lord of the Rings) and Sally Hawkins have joined the cast of the upcoming BBC Films production, An Education, joining Peter Sarsgaard, Alfred Molina (Spider-Man 2), Rosamund Pike (Fracture), Emma Thompson (Sense & Sensibility), Olivia Williams (Rushmore) and the film’s star, Carey Mulligan, pictured at right. Mulligan has previously starred in the not-nearly-as-good-as-the-BBC-version Pride & Prejudice with Keira Knightly and the fan-favorite "Blink" episode of Dr. Who.

Directed by Lone Scherfig (Italian for Beginners) from a Nick Hornby script, based on an article by Lynn Barber, the film centers around a 17-year old girl (Mulligan) in 1960’s London, who meets "an unsuitable thirty-something" (Sarsgaard) who sweeps her away with a taste of "the high life." The Hollywood Reporter‘s write-up from last month, about the casting of Sarsgaard, Thompson, Mulligan, and Molina, contains a little more information about the plot of the film, which will begin shooting in late March.

A button-cute lead, a strong supporting cast, an interested premise, and a script by Nick Hornby (High Fidelity novel) make this film one to keep on your radar.

The Barber article, also called "An Education," appeared in Granta #82, in July, 2003; it is not on-line, but you can purchase the issue at Granta‘s site.

Posted on February 21, 2008 at 18:55 by Gordon@MovieMakeout · Permalink
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