Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Ballet Shoes Is Coming

The BBC is working on a miniseries version of Noel Streatfeild's Ballet Shoes.

Will air this Christmas.

Don't have time to write much about it right now, but (like many fans) am a bit perturbed about a primary piece of casting:

Emma Watson as Pauline.

(Also Richard Griffiths as Gum, but he's only a peripheral part of the story.)

Emma's too old for the role, and in the online pictures she looks way too old. (In the story, we watch Pauline grow from 10 to 14 years old.) Also too... angular.

On the plus side, if the press is right, Emma's a huge fan of the book. Which means, I hope, that she'll do her best to be true to the character.

There's already one unfortunate film adaptation of Ballet Shoes. I hope-hope-hope that this one turns out better.

(Emma Watson's website: http://www.emmawatsonofficial.com/. Apparently she's posting Ballet Shoes updates.)

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