Netflix is providing a platform for the film adaptation of bestselling novel The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. The film is headlined by Downton Abbey star, Lily James, who is no stranger to movie adaptations of bestselling books, having also starred as Lizzie Bennet in the Pride and Prejudice and Zombies film adaptation. She also appeared as the title character in the successful live-action Cinderella remake directed by Kenneth Branagh.
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society has its own directorial pedigree behind it, with Mike Newell (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire), who works off a script by Don Roos and Tom Bezucha that adapts the 2008 epistolary novel written by Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer.
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Trailer
Here’s the official synopsis:
Directed by Mike Newell and based on the best-selling and much loved novel by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows, THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY sees Lily James play free-spirited writer 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 in WWII.
Star Lily James is joined in the The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society cast by names such as Michiel Huisman, Glen Powell, Katherine Parkinson, Tom Courtenay and Penelope Wilton, as well as fellow Downton Abbey alumni Matthew Goode and Jessica Brown Findlay.
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Release Date
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society convenes when the film arrives on Netflix on August 10.
The film is a production of The Mazur/Kaplan Company, Blueprint Pictures, and Studiocanal, with Netflix handling distribution in the U.S.