We haven’t given nearly enough coverage to Stephen Frears’movie adaptation of Posy Simmonds‘ brilliant Tamara Drewe graphic novel, but this is probably the most lit/comix-approved movie since GHOST WORLD. Variety reports that the movie has been picked up for US distribution by Sony after a modest bidding war. The title role will be played by Gemma Arterton, who already had a comic book movie role under her belt with St TRINIAN’S, and was the Alternate Bond Girl in QUANTUM OF SOLACE. Also cast are Dominic Cooper, Roger Allam, Luke Evans, Bill Camp and Tamsin Greig.
Arterton is definitely adorable, and we’re certain Beat readers will enjoy continued coverage of her activities.