The film follows the growth of Johanna Morrigan (Beanie Feldstein), starting as a teenager living with her working-class family on a council estate in England, as she becomes a popular but conflicted music journalist.
How to Build a Girl is a 2019 American-British comedy film, directed by Coky Giedroyc, from a screenplay by Caitlin Moran and John Niven. It is based upon the novel of the same name by Moran. It stars Beanie Feldstein, Paddy Considine, Sarah Solemani, Alfie Allen, Frank Dillane, Laurie Kynaston, Arinzé Kene, Tadhg Murphy, Ziggy Heath, Bobby Schofield, Chris O’Dowd, Joanna Scanlan and Emma Thompson.
- Starring : Beanie Feldstein / Paddy Considine
- Genre : Comedy
- Country : United Kingdom
- Language : English
- Director : Coky Giedroyc
- Production : Film4 / Lionsgate UK / Monumental Pictures
- Distributor : IFC Films / Lionsgate UK / Front Row Filmed Entertainment / flag
How to Build a Girl movie
How to Build a Girl release date
- March 8, 2019 : UK (Glasgow Film Festival)
- September 7, 2019 : Canada (Toronto International Film Festival)
- May 8, 2020 : USA (internet)
- July 3, 2020 : UK
How to Build a Girl cast
- Beanie Feldstein as Johanna Morrigan
- Paddy Considine
- Sarah Solemani as Angie
- Alfie Allen as John Kite
- Emma Thompson as Amanda
- Frank Dillane
- Laurie Kynaston as Krissi Morrigan
- Tadhg Murphy as Andy Rock
- Chris O’Dowd
- Joanna Scanlan
- Arinzé Kene
- Ziggy Heath
- Bobby Schofield
- Sharon Horgan as Sylvia Plath
- Sue Perkins as Emily Bronte
How to Build a Girl had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 7, 2019. It won the FIPRESCI Special Presentations award. The movie is scheduled to be released in the United States on May 8, 2020, by IFC Films, and in the United Kingdom on July 3, 2020, by Lionsgate.
The movie took almost five years to develop. In November 2014, it was announced Alison Owen and Debra Hayward had acquired rights to the novel of Caitlin Moran, who will also write the script for the film. Owens and Hayward will produce the film under their Monunmental Pictures banner, while Film4 Productions will produce the film.
In May 2018, Beanie Feldstein joined the cast of the film while Alfie Allen joined the cast of the film the following month. Majority of the cast joined the film in July 2018. In August 2018, Jameela Jamil joined the cast, followed by Emma Thompson and Chris O’Dowd who joined the cast in October 2018.
How to Build a Girl had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 7, 2019. Shortly after, IFC Films acquired U.S. distribution rights to the film. Lionsgate will distribute in the United Kingdom.
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