Patricia Clarkson Joins The Cast of Lone Scherfig's One Day

Currently filming in the UK is an adaptation of David Nicholls' newest novel, One Day. It's a romance starring Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess, and is directed by An Education's Lone Scherfig. Not a bad team, though I'm personally sold on it because of Sturgess in particular. Here's a bit of a worry: Hathaway's character in the book is from the North of England. Is she going to be doing an accent?

According to the film's Facebook page, Patricica Clarkson has now joined the cast. I've not read the book, so I've no idea what her role might be. She looks enough like Anne Hathaway that I'd believe they were related, but different enough that I don' think that's necessarily the case. Whatever the role, she's always welcome by me.

This is a nifty sidenote: the book has just received a promotional leg-up from the folk at Global Cool and their Books in Public campaign. A couple of weeks ago, sample chapters were handed out at bus and train stations across Britain and, according to first hand reports I've received, copies were quite readily available on public transport, too, just sitting there on the seats. With the cleaning regime on some of our bus routes being what it is, I'm sure you could still find a well-thumbed copy or two lying about between all of the graffiti and old copies of The Sport.