Sony Pictures Classics has released a new theatrical trailer for director Stephen Frears’ (High Fidelity, The Queen) upcoming film, Tamara Drewe. The film stars Gemma Arterton (Clash of the Titans) as Tamara Drewe, who begins to turn the life of the locals upside down when she returns to the village where she grew up. Although the trailer doesn’t get me too excited about the film, Frears has proven to be a very talented director and I look forward to seeing anything that has his name on it.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer and to read a plot synopsis for the film. Tamara Drewe opens on October 8th and will also be one of the many films at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival.
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.