Can it be true? Well let's hope so eh! And that Girls Aloud star Sarah Harding has in fact landed a role in the new St Trinian's sequel St. Trinian's: The Legend Of Fritton's Gold. Writes RapidTalent's Industry Buzz reporter Jason Nicholls on 26/05/2009.
Production of the Ealing Studios & Fragile Films comedy is due to start at Ealing Studios in just 5-days time, on May 31st. With a general released date penciled for the end of 2009.
In it the girls of St Trinian's are on the hunt for the buried treasure, after discovering headmistress Miss Fritton is related to a famous pirate. The role of Miss Fritton is rumored to once again be played by the fantastic Rupert Everett.
Sarah Harding is said to have done a killer audition for director/producers Oliver Parker and Barnaby Thompson. Which ended in her landing the role. Apparently beating OC actress Mischa Barton to the part.
All of Girls Aloud made a memorable, although too brief, appearance in the first St Trinian's remake in 2008. And also recorded the theme song.
Finally a bit of film history for you. St Trinian's was the brainchild of British cartoonist Ronald Searle. And was meant to be the antithesis of the 'jolly hockey-sticks' schools written about by Enid Blyton and Angela Brazil.
It gave birth to five books, a comic strip in the Beano and now seven feature films. The first was released in 1954. Called The Bells Of St Trinian's it stared Alastair Sims, George Cole and Joyce Grenfell.
The full list of films are:
- The Belles of St Trinian's (1954)
- Blue Murder at St Trinian's (1957)
- The Pure Hell of St Trinian's (1960)
- The Great St Trinian's Train Robbery (1966)
- The Wildcats of St Trinian's (1980)
- St Trinian's (2007)
- St Trinian's: The Legend of Fritton's Gold (2009)