Up-and-coming British star Juno Temple, whose past credits include Atonement and Notes on a Scandal, can be seen in this fall’s Dirty Girl, the story of a promiscuous high school girl who journeys to California to find her father. The film, written and directed by Abe Sylvia, was acquired by Harvey Weinstein at TIFF earlier this year. The official plot synopsis:
Dirty Girl is the story of Danielle (Juno Temple), the dirty girl of Norman High School in Norman, Oklahoma, circa 1987. When Danielle’s misbehavior gets her banished to a remedial class, she is paired on a parenting project with Clarke (Jeremy Dozier), an innocent closet-case with no friends. Danielle is determined to get to California to find the father she’s never met, and Clarke is desperate to escape being sent to military school by his homophobic dad. Together, the mismatched misfits light out for California, and discover each other and themselves through a funny and serendipitous friendship.
Dirty Girl opens to limited release on October 7th, 2011. Here’s the trailer.