Beanie Feldstein Looks For Reinvention In The How To Build A Girl Trailer

How To Build A Girl

by James White |
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You may have seen the image we posted about a month ago of Booksmart's Beanie Feldstein in the adaptation of Caitlin Moran's novel How To Build A Girl. The trailer for the film has now arrived and you can take a look...

The story follows Johana Morrigan (Feldstein), a bright, quirky, 16-year-old who uses her colorful imagination to regularly escape her humdrum life in Wolverhampton and live out her creative fantasies. Desperate to break free from the overcrowded flat she shares with her four brothers and eccentric parents, she submits an earnestly penned and off-beat music review to a group of self-important indie rock critics at a weekly magazine.

Despite being brushed off initially, Johana clamors to the top of the '90s rock music scene by reinventing herself as Dolly Wilde – a venerable, impossible-to-please music critic with an insatiable lust for fame, fortune, and men. It isn’t long before the rapid pace at which Johana’s life is changing becomes overwhelming and she runs face-first into a devastatingly real, existential crisis: Is this the type of girl she wants to become? Or does she need to start over and build again from the ground up?

Featuring the likes of Paddy Considine, Emma Thompson, Alfie Allen and Chris O'Dowd, the film looks to have channeled the feel of Moran's book well, and Feldstein is a charmer as always. This US trailer for the film notes that it'll hit VOD on 8 May. How To Build A Girl is still listed for a 3 July release in the UK, but we'll see if that sticks, or if it has to re-invent that.

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