Sarah Harding in St. Trinians 2

Tonight it was revealed that Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding has landed a role in the upcoming movie St. Trinian’s 2: The Legend of Fritton’s Gold, and she will appear alongside David Tennent, Rupert Everett and Colin Firth.

The cast will also includes Gemma Arterton, Talulah Riley, Jodie Whittaker, Juno Temple, Tamsin Egerton, Celia Imrie and Fenella Wollgar, alongside newcomers Ella Smith, Zawe Aston and Montserrat Lombard.

Sarah Harding, appeared fleetingly in the first St Trinian’s film in 2007.

Sarah_Harding02The film see the girls embark on a rollercoaster-style treasure hunt for the legendary Fritton’s Gold, which sees them face the villainous Pomfrey, played by Tennant, and his sidekicks from the women-hating secret society known as AD1.
It is being produced by Everett, Nigel Green, James Spring, Paul Brett, Tim Smith and Chris Smith. It has been written by Nick Moorcroft and Piers Ashworth. Entertainment Film Distributors will handle the UK distribution rights. It is being made in association with the Aegis Film Fund and Prescience.
The first instalment of St Trinian’s grossed $25m at the UK box office.

Harding has said she is determined not to be another pop star who fails at acting. The 27-year-old is making her TV debut in hard-hitting drama Freefall next month.

“I don’t want to try too much too soon, I’m taking baby steps,” she told the Sun.
“I’m working my way into acting gradually – I don’t want people to think I’m just swanning in there.
“There is a stigma attached to people who go from singing to acting.”
“People like to see you as just one thing and find it hard to take if you try something different.”

Freefall is a drama concentrating on how the credit crunch is affecting Britain. It airs on BBC2 on July 14 at 9pm.

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