Nick Hornby adapts An Education for the screen

February 19, 2008  |  12:00am

Three Nick Hornby novels have been turned into films, and one of them even got that honor twice. High Fidelity and About a Boy were both turned into movies, and Fever Pitch was first turned into a British film (for which Hornby wrote the screenplay), and then into a movie with Jimmy Fallon.

And now there’s An Education, the screenplay of which Hornby adapted. Unlike his other filmic experiences, Education is not based on a book by Hornby, but on a memoir by Lynn Barber, originally published in Granta. The film has quite the cast, including Peter Sarsgaard, Alfred Molina and Emma Thompson, and will be directed by Lone Scherfig, the Danish director behind Italian for Beginners.

An Education is set in the swinging '60s and stars the 22-year-old Carey Mulligan, who appeared in 2005’s Pride & Prejudice.

Related links:
Penguin’s Nick Hornby site
Nick Hornby at The Believer
Granta.com

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