March 09, 2007 08:46:33 GMT
Emily Watson, Colin Firth, Rupert Everett, and Russell Brand have all landed deals to star in comedic feature "St. Trinian's."
Boarding on the same vehicle, Emily Watson, Colin Firth, Rupert Everett, and Russell Brand are all poised to share scenes together in "St. Trinian's", a new big screen version of the classic British comedy franchise that spawned several popular movies in the 1950s and 1960s.
Produced under Ealing Studios banner, the project, which is originally inspired by Ronald Searle's books and cartoons, takes focus on the madcap adventures of a group of unruly girls who attend the eponymous boarding school. Watson will appear as a teacher who is the movie's central character while Everett will play double cross-dressing role of the headmistress and her unscrupulous brother and Brand the local small-time crook named Flash Harry, who helps the girls get into scrapes.
Also in the cast are Caterina Murino, Jodie Whittaker, Talulah Riley, and Tamsin Egerton with Richard E. Grant and Stephen Fry doing cameos. Production is slated to begin March 26 this year under the direction of Ealing exec Barnaby Thompson and his regular collaborator Oliver Parker who both are also set to produce.