A coming-of-age movie that looks good!
Like every good tale of the painful transition from youth to adulthood, "Tanner Hall" features a few key elements -- girl fights, a boarding school, the breaking of rules and an affair with an older, married man.
Rooney Mara -- who, if you hadn't heard, is blowing up at the moment -- played Mark Zuckerberg's girlfriend in "The Social Network" and will star in David Fincher's upcoming "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" series.
The film is directed by Francesca Gregorini and Tatiana von Furstenberg, and yes, there is a relation to that von Furstenberg -- Tatiana is Diane's daughter, and the film will make good use of that connection and feature designs from the studios of Diane von Furstenberg. As chance would have it, Gregorini is somewhat of a celeb child, too -- she's Ringo Starr's stepdaughter.
The film also features Tom Everett Scott as the older, married man, plus, Amy Sedaris and Chris Kattan taking more dramatic turns. This movie has such a random grouping of actor/directors, on paper you wouldn't be able to gauge its potential success, but something about this funny mix feels right.
WATCH the trailer for "Tanner Hall":