How To Build A Girl. Johanna Morrigan (Beanie Feldstein)
How To Build A Girl

How To Build A Girl

  • 2020 film

Comedy film based on Caitlin Moran's book about a smart, opinionated and overweight 16 year-old girl. Also features Beanie Feldstein, Paddy Considine, Sarah Solemani, Alfie Allen, Frank Dillane and more.

How To Build A Girl. Johanna Morrigan (Beanie Feldstein)

Key details

Genre
Film
Released
2020
Stars
Beanie Feldstein, Paddy Considine, Sarah Solemani, Alfie Allen, Frank Dillane, Laurie Kynaston, Arinzé Kene, Tadhg Murphy and more
Writer
Caitlin Moran
Director
Coky Giedroyc
Producers
Alison Owen, Debra Hayward, Caitlin Moran, Daniel Battsek, Ollie Madden, Sue Bruce-Smith, Tim Headington, Lia Buman and more
Companies

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."

Additional details

UK certificate
15
Duration
104 minutes
UK cinematic release
Friday 24th July 2020
Produced
2018
UK premiere
Sunday 8th March 2020, Glasgow Film Festival. International premiere was at Toronto International Film Festival on 7 September 2019
Distributors

Lionsgate

Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

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Recording details

  • Ealing Studios - Studios
  • London - Location filming primarily in London

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