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Bloom gets Education

Growing up I was bombarded with the importance of getting an education. It will lead to intelligence, they told me—to an important job and a respectable position within society. All it’s led to is a debt I can’t payoff and a depression I can’t shake. I hope the actors in the upcoming film THE EDUCATION will fare better than I. Peter Sarsgaard, Orlando Bloom, Rosamund Pike, Emma Thompson, Alfred Molina, Olivia Williams, and newcomer Carey Mulligan have all signed on to star in the film, to be directed by Lone Scherfig.

In the pic, Mulligan plays an attractive 17-year-old (is there any other kind?) who gets swept up into a whirlwind life by a dashing yet dangerous Brit (Sarsgaard, in full-on accent mode) who charms her with fancy club/lounges, expensive trips, and I’m guessing, some blow. Molina will play her father, who sees his daughter’s bright future slipping away. The film was written by novelist Nick Hornby, who penned such gems as ABOUT A BOY and HIGH FIDELITY—the books, not the scripts.

Extra Tidbit: The film will be set in the swingin' sixties of Austin Powers-era London.
Source: Variety

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