Orlando Bloom, Alfred Molina and Sally Hawkins have signed up to join the cast of Lone Scherfig’s “An Education” for BBC Films, Endgame Entertainment says the trades.
Based on a piece of memoir by British journalist Lynn Barber and set in early 1960s London, it details the story of a 17-year-old girl (Carey Mulligan) whose suburban life is about to be blown apart by the utterly unsuitable arrival of a 30-something playboy (Peter Sarsgaard).
Emma Thompson, Rosamund Pike and Olivia Williams have also been cast. Scherfig (“Italian for Beginners”) will direct from a script by author Nick Hornby (“About a Boy”).
Shooting will begin in March or April in London.