Lionsgate has released a trailer and poster for Summerland, writer-directer Jessica Swale’s WWII Home Front drama which stars Gemma Arterton as a reclusive and lonely writer who opens her heart to a young evacuee she finds in her care. Joining Arterton in the cast are Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tom Courtenay, Lucas Bond, and Penelope Wilton; take a look here…
SUMMERLAND follows the story of fiercely independent folklore investigator, Alice (Gemma Arterton) who secludes herself in her clifftop study, debunking myths using science to disprove the existence of other-worldly forces and magic. Consumed by her work, but also profoundly lonely, she is haunted by a love affair from her past.
When spirited young Frank, an evacuee from the London Blitz, is dumped into her irritable care, his innocence and wonder unlock deeply buried and painful secrets in Alice’s past, and make her re-evaluate what it really means to free your imagination. Bravely embracing life’s miraculous unpredictability, Alice learns that wounds may be healed, hope and second chances do exist, and any woman must defiantly be two things: who and what she wants.
Summerland is set for release on July 31st.