Aah, this adaptation has intrigued me for a while, and while this is a new trailer, it’s the first I’ve seen! Starring the excellent Beanie Feldstein (if you haven’t seen Booksmart yet, then sort that out) in the lead role of Johanna Morrigan, How to Build a Girl is written by Caitlin Moran and based on her number one Sunday Times bestseller of the same name.
Directed by Brit Coky Giedroyć, the film comes to Amazon Prime Video on 24th July, here’s a little official synopsis and then your the new trailer!
It’s 1993, and there’s only one way for a curvy, bright, funny, working-class sixteen year old (Feldstein) to break out of her tiny, crowded house in Wolverhampton, and go on the somehow noble sex-quest she desires – to reinvent herself as swashbuckling, top-hat-wearing rock critic Dolly Wilde, and explode all over London. The only question is – was Dolly Wilde the right girl to build?
As well as Beanie Feldstein, the film also stars Alfie Allen, Paddy Considine, Chris O’Dowd, Emma Thompson, Sarah Solemani, Laurie Kynaston, Joanna Scanlan, Arinzé Kene, Frank Dillane, Tadhg Murphy and Ziggy Heath. Woah!