How to Build a Girl films next week
Principal photography begins next week on the big-screen adaptation of Caitlin Moran’s novel How to Build a Girl.
Beanie Feldstein (Lady Bird) stars as Johanna Morrigan, a clever, opinionated teenager who moves to London and reinvents herself as music critic Dolly Wilde. Alfie Allen co-stars.
Coky Giedroyc directs the film from Moran’s screenplay. The producers are Alison Owen and Debra Hayward for Monumental Pictures.
The production company developed the film with Film4, which is financing the film along with Tango Entertainment.
Owen said of the lead casting at the time it was announced: “We could not be more excited for Johanna Morrigan to burst onto the big screen.
“We searched high and low for a girl who could match the boundless wit, sparkle and big heart of Caitlin’s super-heroine and feel incredibly lucky to have found her in the effervescent Beanie Feldstein.”
PI subscribers can log in for more key details on How to Build a Girl.
Beanie Feldstein photo via Getty Images Ent/Rich Fury.
Also on The Knowledge
Filming wraps this weekend on Ironbark starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Cold War spy Greville Wynne.
UK production powerhouse Working Title Films is developing a big-screen version of Jane Austen’s classic novel Emma that is currently lining up for a spring shoot.
An airfield near London hosted a set build of Wembley Stadium for Bohemian Rhapsody, a film about British rock band Queen and iconic lead singer Freddie Mercury.
Filming is underway on a new feature starring Steve Coogan that satirises the super-rich.
The sequel to 2017 shark survival feature 47 Meters Down is now in pre-production readying to shoot later this year in the UK and the Dominican Republic.
A relationship drama set in the Lake District and a comedy starring Toby Jones are among the scripted projects that begin filming in the UK this week.