It must be the day for hotness. No sooner do we get our first look at Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow in Iron Man 2, then the first poster for the American release of the British comedy St. Trinian’s pops up over at Cinematical. (Click on the poster at right for a much bigger eyeful.)
Based on a series of comedies from Ealing Studios in the late ’50s/early ’60s, which in turn were based on a popular series of books by cartoonist Ronald Searle, St. Trinian’s follows the misadventures of the students of a posh British boarding school. Headmistress Camilla Fritton (played, in the tradition of Alastair Sim in the original, by Rupert Everett in drag) finds her institution facing twin problems- 1) It’s flat broke, and 2) It is facing being shut down by the Education Minister (Colin Firth), an ex-boyfriend of Ms. Fritton’s, who doesn’t approve of the school’s progressive education policies.
Filling out (ahem) the student cast are Talulah Riley, Qunatum Of Solace‘s Gemma Arterton,Year One‘s Juno Temple and The Imaginarium Of Dr. Parnassus‘s Lily Cole. Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles star Lena Headey and The O.C. star Mischa Barton appear as St. Trinian’s faculty while Russell Brand pops through as the shady Flash Harry.
The film hit the UK cinemas back in December 2007 to mixed reviews. The public liked it enough that a sequel, St. Tritton’s: The Legend Of Fritton’s Gold, will be released later this year. St. Trinian’s will land in theaters Stateside on August 28.