December 11, 2015
Studio: TriStar Pictures (Sony)
Director: Nicholas Hytner
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for a brief unsettling image)
Screenwriter: Alan Bennett
Starring: Dame Maggie Smith
Copyright Holder: N/A
Alan Bennett's adaptation of his commercial and critical West End hit, based on his own bestselling memoir. Dame Maggie Smith ("Downton Abbey," the "Harry Potter" franchise) will reprise one of her most-loved stage roles for the big screen, under the direction of Nicholas Hytner. The film tells the true story of Miss Shepherd, an eccentric woman of uncertain origins, who "temporarily" parked her broken down van in Bennett's London driveway… and proceeded to live there for the next fifteen years. Smith, who will play the singular Miss Shepherd, will be joined by Alex Jennings ("The Queen"), who will play both Bennett and, with some movie magic, his alter ego, AB.