(Google caption: “WET SCHOOLGIRL”)
After sparking a bidding war at Sundance, An Education opens in October. You can watch the just-released trailer after the jump. Written by Nick Hornby (High Fidelity, About a Boy, Fever Pitch), adapted from Lynn Barber’s coming-of-age memoir originally published in Granta, it may challenge Away We Go for the title of the year’s most college-y movie. It stars Peters Sarsgaaaard as the swingin fella who swoops in and makes the Oxford-bound schoolgirl played by Carey Mulligan rethink her career path. Because he wants to take her to Paris, you see (*dismissive double wank*).
I’m not sure it’s a good idea to let a dude adapt a woman’s coming-of-age memoir. “Yeah, so this really hot 18-year-old girl is kind of bored, but all that changes when she meets this 30-something guy. He’s super cool and handsome and charming and drives a really cool car and she falls in love with him. And even her parents are totally cool with it…”
Also: Did they try to sneak a penis fence in there?