October 8, 2010
Studio: Sony Pictures Classics
Director: Stephen Frears
MPAA Rating: R (for language and some sexuality)
Screenwriter: Moira Buffini
Starring: Gemma Arterton, Dominic Cooper, Roger Allam, Luke Evans, Bill Camp, Tamsin Greig
Official website: TamaraDrewemovie.com
A live-action feature adaptation of Posy Simmonds' acclaimed graphic novel "Tamara Drewe." Gemma Arterton ("Quantum of Solace," upcoming "Clash of the Titans" and "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time") will play Drewe, a sexy flirt who returns to her small country village and stirs up dark passions among the locals. Simmonds' novel, itself a collection of comic strips she first published in U.K. newspaper the Guardian, is a modern reimagining of Thomas Hardy's classic novel "Far From the Madding Crowd."