Orlando Bloom Gets An Education

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.