According to the Hollywood Reporter, actor Dominic Cooper is set to star in the upcoming film 'Summer in February' along with actors Dan Stevens, Hattie Morahan and Ophelia Lovibond. The film will be directed by Christopher Menaul and will be based on Manaul's own novel by the same name. JoNathan Smith will adapt the book for the big screen.
The film will be produced by CrossDay's Pippa Cross and Janette Day as well as Apart Films' Jeremy Cowdrey. Bob Benton and Dan Stevens will also serve as executive producers.
The film follows a scandalous love story amid the Edwardian artists' colony in Cornwall. Set at the Newlyn School of artists, it will tell the story of the fabled 'Lamorna Group', which included Alfed Munnings and Laura and Harold Knight.
Filming is set to begin in January of 2012.
Dominic Cooper is best known for his lauded performance as Dakin in the critically-acclaimed play, The History Boys, which garnered him both Drama Desk and Evening Standard Award nominations. After reprising the role in the highly-praised film adaptation of The History Boys, Dominic was nominated for the "Best Newcomer Award" by the British Independent Film Awards, "Best Supporting Actor" by the London Film Critics Circle and was named one of Rolling Stone Magazine's "Breakout Performances" for 2006.
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