New flick about the royal family in the pipeline

February 20th, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Feb 20 (ANI): After ‘The King’s Speech, the film industry is lining up its next blockbuster about the Royal Family - ‘Girls’ Night Out’.

The upcoming flick will dramatise the hours when the Queen was allowed out of Buckingham Palace as a young princess to mingle with the crowds on VE Day in 1945.

“Girls’ Night Out is both a fairytale and a classic love story imbued with all the romance of a Roman holiday,” the Daily Express quoted director Michael Hoffman, as saying.

“The story’s wit, tone, fun and bittersweet yearning make us all feel the quiet joy of growing into ourselves,” he said.

The then Princess Elizabeth, 19, and her 15-year-old sister, Princess Margaret, mingled anonymously with the crowds celebrating the end of the Second World War after begging to be allowed out.

Describing it later as “one of the most memorable nights of my life”, Elizabeth said, “We asked my parents if we could go out and see for ourselves. I remember we were terrified of being recognised, so I pulled my uniform cap well down over my eyes.”

“We walked through the streets, a line of unknown people linking arms and walking down Whitehall, swept along on a tide of happiness and relief,” she said.

The sisters returned to the Palace in the early hours, having maintained their anonymity.

However, screenwriter Trevor de Silvahas imagined a whirlwind star-crossed romance in which the girls’ true identity eventually becomes known.

American Dakota Fanning will play Princess Margaret, while the search for an actress to portray Elizabeth continues.

“We’re very excited to have attracted such talent to what is a poignant and romantic story,” said producer Robert Bernstein from Ecosse Films. (ANI)

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