'How To Build A Girl' launching exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in July

Beanie Feldstein in a still from How To Build A Girl. (Lionsgate)
Beanie Feldstein in a still from How To Build A Girl. (Lionsgate)

How To Build A Girl, the film adaptation of Caitlin Moran’s novel of the same name, will forego a theatrical release to launch exclusively on Amazon in July.

Lionsgate UK will now release How To Build A Girl on Amazon Prime Video from Friday, 24 July.

The film was originally slated for a cinema release on 3 July after receiving its UK premiere at the Closing Gala of this year’s Glasgow Film Festival in March.

Set in Wolverhampton in the 1990s, the coming of tale stars Beanie Feldstein (Booksmart/Lady Bird) as a working class teenager who dreams of reinventing herself as the swashbuckling rock critic Dolly Wilde in London.

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Feldstein stars alongside Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones, Jojo Rabbit), Paddy Considine (Journeyman, Pride), Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids, Moone Boy), Emma Thompson (Sense & Sensibility, Saving Mr Banks), Sarah Solemani (Bridget Jones's Baby, Him & Her), Laurie Kynaston (England Is Mine, Cradle to Grave), Joanna Scanlan (Pin Cushion, Notes on a Scandal), Arinzé Kene (The Pass), Frank Dillane (In the Heart of the Sea), Tadhg Murphy (Guerrilla) and Ziggy Heath (Spies of Warsaw).

The new poster for How To Build A Girl. (Amazon/Lionsgate UK)
The new poster for How To Build A Girl. (Amazon/Lionsgate UK)

The film is directed by critically acclaimed British director Coky Giedroyć (Harlots, The Virgin Queen), written by Caitlin Moran, based on her number one Sunday Times bestseller, and produced by Oscar-nominated and BAFTA-winning producers Alison Owen (Me Before You, Saving Mr Banks) and Debra Hayward (Bridget Jones’s Baby, Les Misérables).

“We at Lionsgate UK continue to be huge supporters of British independent films, and How to Build a Girl is one of the most hotly anticipated films on our British slate for 2020. Although we had planned a wide theatrical release for this film, given the current climate, we believe Amazon Prime Video is the perfect home to enable consumers to see and enjoy it immediately,” said Zygi Kamasa, CEO Lionsgate UK.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for us to bring great films to people at home more immediately and it is the light relief that we all need during this time.”