Beanie Feldstein.

How To Build A Girl

2019 British comedy film based on Caitlin Moran's book. Stars Beanie Feldstein, Paddy Considine, Sarah Solemani, Emma Thompson, Alfie Allen and others.

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How To Build A Girl

Comedy film based on Caitlin Moran's book about a smart, opinionated and overweight 16 year-old girl

Beanie Feldstein, Paddy Considine, Sarah Solemani, Emma Thompson, Alfie Allen, Laurie Kynaston, Joanna Scanlan, Arinze Kene and others
Caitlin Moran
Coky Giedroyc
Alison Owen and Debra Hayward

How To Build A Girl is based on the best-selling Caitlin Moran novel.

It's 1990. Johanna Morrigan is sixteen, smart, opinionated and overweight. Hormones raging, she is desperate to get out of her home town and make a name for herself - which she does, reinventing herself as Dolly Wilde, bad-ass music critic. Gaining notoriety as an enfant terrible, she has finally figured out how to build a girl - but is this the girl she wanted to build?

The producers describe the lead character as "one of the great female literary icons" on a par with Elizabeth Bennet and Bridget Jones.

Co-producer Alison Owen says: "We could not be more excited for Johanna Morrigan to burst onto the big screen. We searched high and low for a girl who could match the boundless wit, sparkle and big heart of Caitlin's super-heroine and feel incredibly lucky to have found her in the effervescent Beanie Feldstein."

"How To Build A Girl will be outrageously funny and utterly affecting, even heart-breaking," adds Debra Hayward. "With Coky Giedroyc at the helm of Caitlin's swashbuckling script, we are blessed to have a director who can deliver all this in spades."

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