First Look at 'Posh', New Film from 'An Education' Director, Lone Scherfig

Posh movie picture
Photo: Universal Pictures International

I loved Lone Scherfig's An Education, but her follow-up, One Day, was a mess so here's to hoping her upcoming feature, Posh, adapted for the screen by Laura Wade from her play of the same name, is an improvement. Based on the plot outline it certainly has the makings of something interesting.

Starring the likes of Holliday Grainger, Douglas Booth, Natalie Dormer, Jessica Brown Findlay, Sam Claflin, Max Irons and Sam Reid, Posh focuses on Miles and Alistair (Irons and Claflin), first years at Oxford University determined to join the notorious Riot Club - a place that can make or break your time in higher education and, quite possibly, life. During the course of a night at the Bull's Head pub, ambition and avarice lead them down a dark path.

Today the first pictures from Posh arrive, courtesy of Empire, which spoke with Scherfig about her new film of which hopes is a feature focused on power and class - one that grips and amuses, as well as provokes. "It's more dynamic and energetic and dramatic and tough than the films I've done previously," she said.

Check out the second picture directly below. The film doesn't yet have a domestic distributor, but is eying a September 19 overseas.

Posh movie picture
  • lalecture

    I also loved An Education. I have not seen One Day and it sounds like I haven’t missed a thing. Posh seems like the sort of film I enjoy. Its a cast that peaks my interest. It doesn’t hurt that it is full of handsome gents!

  • JessicaChastained

    An Education is one of my all time favourite films, so excited for this :D

    • leeann

      I LOVED that film, and having read the play "Posh" I think she can really make this work. I hope it gets distribution stateside. The hot young cast (male and female) and the topic should help.

      • JessicaChastained

        Ooh, I'll definitely be checking out the play now :D Thank you!

  • m1

    One Day was quite bad but I would chalk that up more to the writing than to the direction. Although there are several directing issues with that movie (namely the miscasting of Hathaway and Sturgess), the production values in that were pretty great and Scherfig always does a great job recreating the period of her movie. The script was just too dull and gave little insight into its characters. Still, An Education was my 3rd favorite movie of 2009 so I'll give this a look.