So fantastic news! Chalet Girl is being released in the UK on the 18th of Feburary 2011. I literally can not contain my excitment. The press release has gone out and the start of the run up to the film has begun.
This February, strap on your board and take to the slopes with CHALET GIRL. An ice cool comedy filled with laughter, romance and kick-ass snowboarding!
Feisty 19 year old Kim Matthews (Felicity Jones) takes on the challenge of her life when she lands a job as a chalet girl in a glitzy ski resort in the Alps.
Assigned to live and work in the luxury chalet of successful businessman Richard Masden (Bill Nighy), she spends her days cooking, cleaning and catering for his family. Propelled into a world of wealth, fun and endless parties, Kim is utterly baffled by this new way of life. Finding it hard to grasp all the rules and be accepted by her uber-posh co-worker Georgie (Tamsin Egerton) she quickly finds herself way out of her depth.
To make matters worse, she finds herself falling for her boss’s son Jonny (Ed Westwick.) Gorgeous, charming and talented there’s just two problems –Jonny’s ice-princess girlfriend Chloe (Sophia Bush) and his scheming mother (Brooke Shields.)
With few friends to turn to Kim takes to the slopes where she discovers the thrills of snow-boarding and a natural talent. Filled with a new found confidence she enters the resort’s biggest Pro-boarding event of the year.
As the competition draws nearer and Jonny and Kim grow closer it looks like her luck is finally changing. But Jonny’s family have other plans for his future and they could turn Kim’s world upside down.
Packed with breathtaking snowboarding action and stunning locations, CHALET GIRL is a hilarious and touching story about finding a talent, staying true to yourself and achieving your dreams.
The stellar international cast includes Felicity Jones (Cemetery Junction), Ed Westwick (Gossip Girl), Bill Nighy (Love Actually), Brooke Shields (Blue Lagoon), Tamsin Egerton (St. Trinians), Sophia Bush (One Tree Hill) and Bill Bailey (Black Books.)
CHALET GIRL is directed by Phil Traill from an original screenplay by Tom Williams and produced by Pippa Cross and Harriet Rees.