First Images Released as Principal Photography Wraps on Mike Newell’s THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY
First look images released featuring Lily James and Michiel Huisman from the big-screen adaptation of The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society
STUDIOCANAL has released the first official photography from the big-screen adaptation of THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY, as principal photography wraps on the British production of Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows' best-selling novel.
Lily James plays free-spirited journalist Juliet Ashton, who forms a life-changing bond with the delightful and eccentric Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, when she decides to write about the book club they formed during the occupation of Guernsey during WWII. Juliet’s first contact with the island and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, is with Dawsey Adams, played by Michael Huisman.
Directed by Mike Newell (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) from a script written by Don Roos (Marley & Me, The Opposite of Sex) adapted from the international best-selling novel of the same name, the film also stars Glen Powell (Everybody Wants Some, Hidden Figures), Matthew Goode (The Imitation Game, Downton Abbey), Jessica Brown Findlay (Victor Frankenstein, Downton Abbey) with Tom Courtenay (45 Years, Doctor Zhivago) and Penelope Wilton (The BFG, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel).
Paula Mazur and Mitchell Kaplan from The Mazur/Kaplan Company (The Man Who Invented Christmas) and Graham Broadbent and Pete Czernin from Blueprint Pictures (Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, In Bruges) will produce. STUDIOCANAL is co-financing and will distribute in its own territories, the UK, France, Germany, Australia and New Zealand, selling worldwide.
About Blueprint Pictures
Blueprint Pictures is a London-based production company founded by producers Graham Broadbent and Pete Czernin. Blueprint produced The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and its sequel The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. They have two films slated for release in 2017: James Marsh’s The Mercy starring Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz; and Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, starring Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell.
Mazur/Kaplan is a book-centric production company founded by producer Paula Mazur and independent bookseller Mitchell Kaplan. They have recently wrapped production on The Man Who Invented Christmas, directed by Bharat Nalluri, starring Dan Stevens and Christopher Plummer. Next up is The Silent Wife with Nicole Kidman and All The Bright Places starring Elle Fanning and directed by Miguel Arteta.
STUDIOCANAL is Europe’s leader in production, right acquisition, distribution and international sales of feature films and TV series. STUDIOCANAL operates directly in all three major European markets, France, the United Kingdom and Germany, as well as in Australia and New Zealand. STUDIOCANAL is also present in the USA and in China.
STUDIOCANAL has fully-financed recent box office hits like Paddington, Shaun the Sheep and Non-Stop. Upcoming films backed by STUDIOCANAL include The Commuter featuring Liam Neeson, the highly-anticipated Paddington 2 by Paul King, and Aardman Studios’ stop-motion movies Early Man by Nick Park and Shaun the Sheep 2.
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