“Doctor Who” star David Tennant is set to play the villain Pomfrey in the upcoming British comedy sequel “St. Trinian’s II: The Legend of Fritton’s Gold” reports The BBC.
Based on the works of cartoonist Ronald Searle, the “St. Trinian’s” brand name enjoyed a successful four film run in the 50’s and 60’s, followed by a failed sequel in 1980.
In Christmas 2007, a $13 million independently produced comedy simply titled “St. Trinian’s” based on the property was released to mixed reviews – yet it pulled in nearly double its budget in the UK alone.
Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Gemma Arterton, Talulah Riley, Jodie Whittaker, Juno Temple, Tamsin Egerton, Celia Imrie and Fenella Woolgar will all reprise their roles from the first film.
Joining them will be Tennant, Ella Smith, Zawe Ashton, “Ashes to Ashes” star Montserrat Lombard, and Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding who had a cameo along with her fellow bandmates in the first film.
This time around the story involves the pupils and staff of the anarchic girls’ school engaging in a hunt for treasure and a battle against a women-hating secret society.
Oliver Parker directs from a script by Nick Moorcroft and Piers Ashworth, and shooting kicked off yesterday around London and Ealing Studios.