A live-action feature adaptation of Posy Simmonds' acclaimed graphic novel "Tamara Drewe." Gemma Arterton ("Quantum of Solace", upcoming "Clash of the Titans" and "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time") will play Drewe, a sexy flirt who returns to her small country village and stirs up dark passions among the locals.
Simmonds' novel, itself a collection of comic strips she first published in U.K. newspaper the Guardian, is a modern reimagining of Thomas Hardy's classic novel "Far From the Madding Crowd."
Opening in U.S. theaters on October 8th is Tamara Drewe, the new film from acclaimed British director Stephen Frears (The Queen). The movie is based on the popular newspaper comic strip by author Posy Simmonds and stars Gemma Arterton (Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time), Dominic Cooper (An Education), Luke Evans (Clash of the Titans), Roger Allam (Speed Racer) and Tamsin Greig (Shaun of the Dead). We recently had a chance to speak with actors Gemma Arterton, Dominic Cooper and Luke Evans, as well as director Stephen Frears, about the new movie, its great cast and the comic strip character that the film is based on. To watch our exclusive interviews please click on the video clips below.
Based on Posy Simmonds' beloved graphic novel of the same name (which was itself inspired by Thomas Hardy's classic Far From the Madding Crowd), this wittily modern take on the romantic English pastorale is a far cry from Hardy's Wessex. Tamara Drewe's present-day English countryside, stocked with pompous writers, rich weekenders, bourgeois bohemians, a horny rock star, and a great many Buff Orpington chickens and Belted Galloway cows, is a much funnier place. When Tamara Drewe (Gemma Arterton) sashays back to the bucolic village of her youth, life for the locals is thrown tail over teakettle. Tamara, once an ugly duckling, has been transformed into a devastating beauty (with help from plastic surgery). As infatuations, jealousies, love affairs and career ambitions collide among the locals.Read More
Yahoo! Movies has revealed the domestic trailer for Sony Pictures Classics' Tamara Drewe, directed by Stephen Frears, and opening in theaters October 8th.
Based on Posy Simmonds' acclaimed graphic novel, Gemma Arterton plays a sexy flirt who returns to her small country village and stirs up dark passions among the locals.Read More
British actress Gemma Arterton has made a huge name for herself in a very short amount of time. She first gained attention for her role as MI6 agent Strawberry Fields opposite Daniel Craig's James Bond in Quantum of Solace. Then, earlier this year she appeared in Clash of the Titans, the extremely successful remake of the classic '80s mythology film, starring opposite Sam Worthington. Now Arterton can be seen along side Jake Gyllenhaal in the new Jerry Bruckheimer produced film, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, which is based on the beloved video game and opens in theaters on May 28th. The film hasn't even opened in theaters yet and has already spawned rumors of a sequel being in the works.
Tamara Drewe was released October 8th, 2010.Read More
The official Facebook page for the upcoming Stephen Frears film Tamara Drewe has just released the first image from the film. You can click on this brand new image of actress Gemma Arterton as the title character to access our image gallery for the film, which is set for a 2011 release.
A live-action feature adaptation of Posy Simmonds' acclaimed graphic novel Tamara Drewe. Gemma Arterton (Quantum of Solace, Clash of the Titans and Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time) will play Drewe, a sexy flirt who returns to her small country village and stirs up dark passions among the locals.Read More
Sony Pictures Classics has picked up British director Stephen Frears' Tamara Drewe for the U.S. and Latin America.
According to Variety, Sony Classics beat a handful of other bids for the live-action adaptation of Posy Simmonds' graphic novel of the same name.Read More
Posy Simmonds' acclaimed graphic novel Tamara Drewe is getting a big screen adaptation. According to Variety, British director Stephen Frears is set to take on this romantic comedy.
Gemma Arterton has signed on to play Drewe, a sexy flirt that returns to her small hometown village only to stir up dark passion amongst the locals. Also starring in the film are Dominic Cooper, Roger Allam, Luke Evans, Bill Camp and Tamsin Greig. Simmonds' work is based on the Thomas Hardy classic novel Far from the Madding Crowd, which was adapted into a film in 1967.Read More