Alfred Molina, Orlando Bloom and Silver Bear-winner Sally Hawkins (Happy-Go-Lucky) will join the cast of An Education, shooting in London in March and April.

Award-winning Danish director Lone Scherfig (Wilbur Wants To Kill Himself, Italian For Beginners) will direct the film. Nick Hornby adapted the screenplay from the memoir of celebrated British journalist Lynn Barber.

Already cast are Peter Sarsgaard (Flightplan, Kinsey, Jarhead), Carey Mulligan (Pride & Prejudice, When Did You Last See Your Father), Rosamund Pike (Pride & Prejudice, The Libertine), Olivia Williams (Sixth Sense, Rushmore) and Emma Thompson.

An Education is the story of a teenage girl's coming-of-age set in 1960s London. The film is produced by Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey. Executive producers are Douglas E. Hansen and Wendy Japhet of Stern and Endgame Entertainment and David M Thompson of BBC Films.

The film is being financed by Endgame and BBC Films. Odyssey Entertainment is handling worldwide sales.

John de Borman will serve as DOP, Andrew McAlpine as production designer and Odile Dicks-Mireaux as costume designer.