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‘An Education’ Director Lone Scherfig Books Next FIlm

'An Education' Director Lone Scherfig Books Next FIlm

Lone Scherfig, the director of Italian for BeginnersAn EducationOne Day, and most recently The Riot Club, has begun casting her next project. 

The Danish filmmaker will adapt Lissa Evans’ novel Their Finest Hour and a Half, the 2009 Orange Prize-nominated tale about “the misadventures of a British movie crew trying to make a patriotic film to boost morale after the Blitz during World War II,” according to Deadline. Shooting is to begin next summer. The script will be written by Gabby Chiappe

In talks to star are Lily James (Lady Rose on Downton Abbey) and Sam Claflin, who stars in The Riot Club

Scherfig’s latest completed film explores an ultra-exclusive society at already tony Oxford University, where the future leaders of the world learn to be unrepentant assholes — and maybe learn that they can get away with murder with the right connections. It debuted last month in the UK and is currently awaiting an US release date. 

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[via Deadline]

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