- Beanie Feldstein, Paddy Considine, Sarah Solemani, Alfie Allen, Frank Dillane, Laurie Kynaston, Arinzé Kene, Tadhg Murphy and more
- Caitlin Moran
- Coky Giedroyc
- Alison Owen, Debra Hayward, Caitlin Moran, Daniel Battsek, Ollie Madden, Sue Bruce-Smith, Tim Headington, Lia Buman and more
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."
- UK certificate
- 104 minutes
- UK cinematic release
- Friday 24th July 2020
- UK premiere
- Sunday 8th March 2020, Glasgow Film Festival. International premiere was at Toronto International Film Festival on 7 September 2019
- Camera set-up
- Single camera
- Ealing Studios - Studios
- London - Location filming primarily in London