A first official look at Old Boys, the upcoming comedy movie directed by Toby MacDonald based on a script by Luke Ponte and Freddy Syborn and starring Alex Lawther, Pauline Étienne, Denis Ménochet, Jonah Hauer-King, and Joshua McGuire:
“In this vibrant school-set re-working of Cyrano, an awkward but imaginative pupil (Alex Lawther) helps the handsome but spectacularly dim school-hero (Jonah Hauer-King) pursue the fiery daughter (Pauline Étienne) of a visiting French teacher (Denis Ménochet).
‘Survival of the fittest’ is the philosophy at all-boys English boarding school Caldermount. If you’re not the strong athletic type, you’re a nobody. No one knows this better than nerdy Amberson, who’s been at the bottom of the school’s social ladder since he can remember.
When the French teacher’s fiery daughter Agnes arrives, Amberson’s life is turned upside down. He suddenly finds himself playing matchmaker for Winchester, the school’s popular sporting hero. Winchester definitely has the looks to win Agnes over but Amberson has the wits.
Will Amberson have the courage to reveal himself to her and stand up for who he really is?”
A modern take on the classic Cyrano de Bergerac story? Well, sign me up for Old Boys!
The film has yet to get an official release date.
Stay tuned with us for more details about the movie Old Boys.