Monday, April 16, 2007

Miss Pettigrew

Doesn't this sound wonderful?

NEW YORK, April 16, 2007 – Production begins this week on location in the U.K. on Focus Features’ comedy "Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day," starring Academy Award winner Frances McDormand in the title role. Focus CEO James Schamus made the announcement today...Ms. McDormand is executive-producing Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day with Frank Frattaroli and Paul Webster...Joining Ms. McDormand in the cast are Amy Adams (most recently seen in Talladega Nights, and an Academy Award nominee last year for Junebug), Ciaran Hinds (who recently wrapped There Will Be Blood), Shirley Henderson (of the Harry Potter movies), Lee Pace (a Golden Globe Award nominee for Soldier’s Girl), Mark Strong (currently in Sunshine), and screen newcomer Tom Payne.

In the 1939-set romantic tale, Miss Guinevere Pettigrew (Ms. McDormand), a middle-aged London governess, finds herself unfairly dismissed from her job. An attempt to gain new employment catapults her into the glamorous world and dizzying social whirl of an American actress and singer, Delysia Lafosse (Ms. Adams). Within minutes, Miss Pettigrew finds herself swept into a heady high-society milieu – and, within hours, living it up.

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