Novelist Nick Hornby ("High Fidelity," "About A Boy") wrote the screenplay for the latest offering from director Lone Scherfig, "An Education."
Based on the autobiographical memoir of British journalist Lynn Barber, the film set in 1960s suburban London tells the coming-of-age story of the studious 17 year-old Jenny (Carey Mulligan) whose ambitions change when she gets romantically involved with a suave older man, David (Peter Sarsgaard).
Having received the 2009 Berlinale Shooting Star Award, and appeared in "Pride & Prejudice" and "Public Enemies," 24 year-old Mulligan's performance, which grows from the determined innocence of adolescence to the conscious and complex sophistication of a young woman, is receiving a lot buzz.
Shot by John de Borman, the film received the Audience Choice award and the Cinematography award at Sundance this year, and is slated to be out in October. It includes a wonderful appearence by Emma Thompson.
Hornby's latest novel, "Juliet, Naked," about the emergence of a reclusive 80's rockstar whose career is relaunched, is due out in September.