Emily Watson, Colin Firth, Rupert Everett and comedian Russell Brand are set to star in “St. Trinian’s,” Ealing Studios’ new version of the classic British comedy franchise that spawned several popular movies in the 1950s and 1960s reports Variety.
Ealing topper Barnaby Thompson, will make his helming debut and co-direct with Oliver Parker. Piers Ashworth and Nick Moorcroft penned the script. “St. Trinian’s” centers on the madcap adventures of a group of unruly girls who attend the eponymous boarding school.
Watson will play the central teacher character, while Everett will play the double cross-dressing role of the headmistress and her unscrupulous brother. Brand will play Flash Harry, the local small-time crook who helps the girls get into scrapes.
Caterina Murino (“Casino Royale”), Jodie Whittaker (“Venus”), Talulah Riley and Tamsin Egertonalso star. Richard E. Grant and Stephen Fry do cameos. Production is due to begin March 26th.