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

How To Build A Girl

2020 British comedy film based on Caitlin Moran's book. Stars Beanie Feldstein, Paddy Considine, Sarah Solemani, Alfie Allen, Frank Dillane and others.

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

How To Build A Girl

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

Genre
Film
Released
2020
Starring
Beanie Feldstein, Paddy Considine, Sarah Solemani, Alfie Allen, Frank Dillane, Laurie Kynaston, Arinze Kene, Tadhg Murphy and others
Writer
Caitlin Moran
Director
Coky Giedroyc
Producers
Alison Owen, Debra Hayward and Bonnie-Chance Roberts

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."

Production Details

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

Lionsgate

Production companies
Laugh track
None

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