Mischa Barton to star in new film
The star of The OC will join big names such as Girls Aloud, Stephen Fry and Colin Firth in the remake.
The movie will also see the big screen debut of Big Brother's Big Mouth host Russell Brand, while Rupert Everett will revel in the role of school headmistress Camilla Fritton.
No date for release has yet been set, but pre-publicity is taking place at the Cannes film festival this week, and Ealing studios have confirmed that Barton is to play JJ French.
The film will tell see the saucy schoolgirls attempting to save St Trinians' from financial disaster in the face of government education reforms.
Other names attached to the project include Lena Headey, Caterina Murino, Celia Imrie and model Lily Cole.
How the new version stands up to the original St Trinians' series - which began in 1954 and featured such old-school household names as Alistair Sim, George Cole and Joyce Grenfell –- remains to be seen.
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