Forget about THE LOSERS or IRON MAN 2 or SCOTT PILGRIM or any other 2010 comics movie, TAMARA DREWE is the comic book movie event of the year — at least for indie comics snobs. Based on Posy Simmonds’ much-admired graphic novel, the film debuts in the US on October 8th, courtesy of Sony Classics in the US. (It opens in September 10th in Simmonds’ native UK.)
Based loosely on Hardy’s Far From the Madding Crowd, the film stars former Bond girl Gemma Arterton and was directed by Stephen Fears.
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