Today we’re checking out the trailer for An Education, an upcoming period drama about a British schoolgirl (dead ringer for Audrey Hepburn Carey Mulligan) whose Oxford-bound future is thrown for a loop when she meets an older man. The preview is lush — ’50s costumes! London! Paris! Peter Sarsgaard! — and kind of reminds us of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, which is not a reference we can make often.
Directed by Lone Scherfig, written by novelist Nick Hornby and having premiered at this year’s Sundance, the film’s certainly got a pedigree (if not a very compelling title). Carey Mulligan, the star, looks like she has “next big thing” potential, even if her age in comparison to Sarsgaard is a little…questionable. Well, at least they didn’t cast Emma Watson.
Check out the trailer for yourself below, and tell us what you think.