Remember hearing about Tamara Drewe, the Gemma Arterton starring fluffy comedy based on the graphic novel of the Guardian comic strip, based on Thomas Hardy’s Far From the Madding Crowd? No? Well not to worry as Sony has revealed a new trailer for the movie to pique interests once more.
Arterton stars as a newspaper writer, who fled country living for a chance at the high life, and who is now returning home for the first time in years. But her return causes more than a few surprises in the local village…
With direction from High Fidelity helmer Stephen Frears we could be on to a winner here. The trailer hints at a breezy yet affecting tone, and Arterton has shown recently that she has the acting ability to match her stunning looks.
The movie is out in Ireland September 10th.
Based on Posy Simmonds’ beloved graphic novel. When Tamara Drewe returns to the village of her youth, life for the locals is thrown upside down. Tamara – once an ugly duckling – has been transformed and is now a minor celebrity. As infatuations, jealousies, love affairs and career ambitions collide among the inhabitants of the neighboring farmsteads, Tamara sets a contemporary comedy of manners into play. The film stars Gemma Arterton, Roger Allam, Bill Camp, Dominic Cooper, Luke Evans, Tamsin Greig, Charlotte Christie, Jessica Barden, John Bett, Josie Taylor, Bronagh Gallagher, and Pipa Haywood.