As filming wraps on the Lily James-led Guernsey (aka The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society), two official images from the project have been released of the 1940’s based British production with James leading the charge as journalist Juliet Ashton.
The British production of Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows’ best-selling novel, carries one of the oddest titles of recent times, and has Four Weddings and a Funeral and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’s Mike Newell at the helm of the Don Roos (Marley & Me, The Opposite of Sex) adapted screenplay.
Set in 1946 Lily James plays free-spirited journalist Juliet Ashton, who forms a life-changing bond with the delightful and eccentric Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society when she decides to write about the book club they formed during the occupation of Guernsey during WWII. Juliet’s first contact with the island and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is with Dawsey Adams, played by Michael Huisman.
The images both feature Lily James clad in her 40’s attire looking every inch the part of a lady of the era. The first sees Lily James fresh off the ferry as she steps off the boat onto Guernsey soil, the second image has James paired with Huisman deep in conversation in what looks like a farmyard setting.
Starring alongside James and Huisman is Glen Powell (Everybody Wants Some, Hidden Figures), Matthew Goode (The Imitation Game, Downton Abbey), Jessica Brown Findlay (Victor Frankenstein, Downton Abbey) with Tom Courtenay (45 Years, Doctor Zhivago) and Penelope Wilton (The BFG, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel).
Paula Mazur and Mitchell Kaplan from The Mazur/Kaplan Company (The Man Who Invented Christmas) and Graham Broadbent and Pete Czernin from Blueprint Pictures (Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, In Bruges) will produce.