THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY - FULL CAST ANNOUNCED -
THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY- FULL CAST ANNOUNCED -
Bestselling book adaptation stars Lily James, Michiel Huisman, Glen Powell and Matthew Goode
Filming has begun on THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY, the big screen adaptation of Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows' international bestselling epistolary novel of the same name. Lily James stars as journalist Juliet Ashton who forms a bond with a secret book society formed during German occupation of the Channel Islands during WWII.
Mike Newell (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) is directing from a script written by Don Roos (Marley & Me, The Opposite of Sex), Kevin Hood (Becoming Jane, A Royal Night Out) and Tom Bezucha (The Family Stone, Monte Carlo). Paula Mazur and Mitchell Kaplan from The Mazur/Kaplan Company (The Man Who Invented Christmas) and Graham Broadbent and Pete Czernin from Blueprint Pictures (Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, In Bruges) will produce.
Lily James (Cinderella, War & Peace), who plays Ashton, is joined by Michiel Huisman (The Age of Adeline, Game of Thrones), Glen Powell (Everybody Wants Some, Hidden Figures), Matthew Goode (The Imitation Game, Downton Abbey), Jessica Brown Findlay (Victor Frankenstein, Downton Abbey) with Tom Courtenay (45 Years, Doctor Zhivago) and Penelope Wilton (The BFG, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel).
STUDIOCANAL is financing the project and will distribute in its own territories, the UK, France, Germany, Australia and New Zealand. The company will also handle all other international rights.
In the aftermath of WWII, free-spirited journalist Juliet Ashton (Lily James) forms a life-changing bond with the delightful and eccentric Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, when she decides to write about the book club they formed during wartime.
Published by Random House, the novel was a New York Times bestseller and sold 7.5 million copies in 37 territories.