Because North America doesn’t produce enough tween oriented trash, the Brits are bringing some of their own high school girl comedy to the table.
It’s called St. Trinian’s and you may recall that John used a still from the film in a recent Screen Shot Quiz. I’d read a few things here and there about the film, which stars Rupert Everett and Colin Firth among a gaggle of young girls all of whom look too old to be in high school, namely that it’s pretty awful. But that isn’t stopping it from coming across the water.
Oh yes, prep those knee-high socks and paint you nails and hair black, the girls of St. Trinian’s are coming to America! Variety reports that the film, which did fairly well at the UK box office, has been picked up for US distribution by Neo Classics and for Canadian release by Alliance. If that’s not enough good news, they’re also reporting that Ealing Studios, the UK company behind the production, is also prepping St. Trinian’s 2: The Legend of Fritton’s Gold, a sequel we’re all dying to see.
I may be giving the movie a bit of an unfair punt considering I haven’t actually seen it but truth be told, regardless of how bad it is, I’ll likely catch up with it at some point. I have an odd attachment to movies about high school, particularly those featuring teen girls; it must be some odd, subconscious high school trauma thing. Not to mention, Colin Firth is in it so it’s an immediate must see.
I expect this will be released at some point during the January to March ’09 drought. I’m sure those who are interested, will dig for the release date once it’s announced.
For the curious, the trailer is tucked under the seat.