Just a barely a month after it was first announced, "Summer In February" is making a casting switch up as it heads into production. Screen Daily report that Browning has replaced Ophelia Lovibond on the project, co-starring Dominic Cooper, and based on the book by Jonathan Smith (who also wrote the screenplay). The story centers on a love triangle that develops in the life of painter Alfred Munnings, the famed British artist who took a marked stand against modernism. Cooper will take the lead role, with Dan Stevens ("Downton Abbey") and Hattie Morahan ("The Bank Job") rounding out the cast. Mostly-TV director Christopher Menaul takes the helm.
This is small film, with an $8 million budget, but the subject sounds fascinating and the leads are solid, so we'll be curious to see how this all turns out. The seven-week shoot kicks off on Sunday.