Emma Thompson to Star in ‘How to Build a Girl’ (Exclusive)

The big-screen adaptation of Caitlin Moran’s best-selling book How to Build a Girl has added double Academy Award winner Emma Thompson and Bridesmaids and Juliet, Naked star Chris O’Dowd to its cast, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.Thompson and O’Dowd join the film’s already announced lineup, including Beanie Feldstein (Lady Bird) in the lead and Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones), Paddy Considine (The Death of Stalin) and Sarah Solemani (Bridget Jones’ Baby).The comedic coming-of-age story comes from U.K.

producer Monumental Pictures, which optioned Moran’s semi-autobiographical 2014 book and developed the project with Film4.

Coky Giedroyc (The …

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