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Dominic Cooper, Dan Stevens, Ophelia Lovibond to Star in 'Summer in February'

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Adapted from his own novel by Jonathan Smith for the big screen, Christopher Menaul directs.

LONDON – Dominic Cooper (The Devil’s Double), Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey) and Ophelia Lovibond (Mr Popper’s Penguins) have signed up to star in Christopher Menaul’s Summer in February.

Adapted from his own novel by Jonathan Smith for the big screen, Summer in February also stars Hattie Morahan (The Bank Job) and is produced by CrossDay’s Pippa Cross and Janette Day and Apart Films’ Jeremy Cowdrey, with Bob Benton and Dan Stevens as executive producers.

Billed as a true tale of love, liberty and scandal amongst the Edwardian artists’ colony in Cornwall, the movie is scheduled to roll in January next year.

It is set at the Newlyn School of artists and focuses on the wild and bohemian Lamorna Group, which included Alfred Munnings and Laura and Harold Knight.

Cross and Day have worked together for 20 years running Granada Film and since 2003, independent production company CrossDay.

The duo’s resume boasts My Left Foot and The Field, Jack and Sarah  and Paul Greengrass’s Bloody Sunday.