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Easy Virtue - Preview

Easy Virtue

Preview by Jack Foley

FROM Stephan Elliott, director of the international hit The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, comes the sparkling and witty British romantic comedy Easy Virtue.

Starring Jessica Biel, BAFTA® nominee Colin Firth, Oscar® nominee Kristin Scott Thomas, Ben Barnes and Kris Marshall, Easy Virtue is released to buy and rent on DVD on March 16, 2009 from Pathé Distribution Ltd.

The Twenties have roared….the Thirties have yet to swing, when after a whirlwind romance young Englishman John Whittaker (Barnes) marries the sexy, glamorous racing driver, Larita (Biel).

Convinced his family will be as enchanted as him by his new bride, John returns to his family home with Larita. It is clear from the start, however, that John’s mother Mrs. Whittaker (Scott Thomas) is offended by everything about her new daughter-in-law – as well as being American, she is a beautiful, older, independent divorcee!

Larita tries her best to fit in but fails to tip-toe through the minefield laid by her mother-in-law. Quickly realising Mrs. Whittaker’s game she sees that she must fight back if she’s not going to lose John. A battle of wits ensues and sparks soon fly…

Adapted from the Noel Coward play of the same name, Easy Virtue features an amazing Twenties-inspired soundtrack from BAFTA® Award-winning composer Marius de Vries (Moulin Rouge, Romeo + Juliet).

The film was shot entirely on location in the UK in magnificent stately homes such as Flintham Hall in Nottingham, Englefield Hall, near Reading in Berkshire, and Wimpole Hall in Cambridgeshire.

The DVD is packed with special features, including a ‘making of’ featurette, deleted scenes, outtakes, director’s commentary and Jessica Biel music video.