‘History’ to be made

Fox Searchlight Pictures, DNA Films and the BBC have pacted to adapt the National Theater production of Alan Bennett’s Olivier-winning “The History Boys” into a feature. Fox Searchlight president Peter Rice, DNA Films’ Andrew Macdonald and BBC Films topper David Thompson announced the project Thursday. The film will mine the same talent that won the play three Oliviers in January. Nicholas Hytner — who also serves as artistic director of London’s National Theater — will direct from a script adapted for the screen by Bennett. The storyline centers on an obstreperous class of clever, funny teenage boys and their relationships with an iconoclastic English instructor (Griffiths); a newly minted professor (Stephen Campbell Moore), retained to boost test scores; an overwhelmed history teacher (Frances de la Tour); and a headmaster (Clive Merrison) relentlessly focused on results.

More News

  • France fans with painted facesFrance v

    France Celebrates Soccer World Cup Triumph

    Fox Searchlight Pictures, DNA Films and the BBC have pacted to adapt the National Theater production of Alan Bennett’s Olivier-winning “The History Boys” into a feature. Fox Searchlight president Peter Rice, DNA Films’ Andrew Macdonald and BBC Films topper David Thompson announced the project Thursday. The film will mine the same talent that won the […]

  • Elsie Fisher appears in I Think

    'Eighth Grade' Rules Indie Box Office With Top Screen Average of 2018

    Fox Searchlight Pictures, DNA Films and the BBC have pacted to adapt the National Theater production of Alan Bennett’s Olivier-winning “The History Boys” into a feature. Fox Searchlight president Peter Rice, DNA Films’ Andrew Macdonald and BBC Films topper David Thompson announced the project Thursday. The film will mine the same talent that won the […]

  • International Box Office: 'Hotel Transylvania 3'

    'Hotel Transylvania 3' Climbs Past 'Skyscraper' at International Box Office

    Fox Searchlight Pictures, DNA Films and the BBC have pacted to adapt the National Theater production of Alan Bennett’s Olivier-winning “The History Boys” into a feature. Fox Searchlight president Peter Rice, DNA Films’ Andrew Macdonald and BBC Films topper David Thompson announced the project Thursday. The film will mine the same talent that won the […]

  • EXCLUSIVE: AR for US, UK and

    Pussy Riot Claims Responsibility for People Running Onto Field During World Cup

    Fox Searchlight Pictures, DNA Films and the BBC have pacted to adapt the National Theater production of Alan Bennett’s Olivier-winning “The History Boys” into a feature. Fox Searchlight president Peter Rice, DNA Films’ Andrew Macdonald and BBC Films topper David Thompson announced the project Thursday. The film will mine the same talent that won the […]

  • Demi MooreComedy Central's Roast of Bruce

    Demi Moore Appears as Surprise Guest at Bruce Willis' Comedy Central Roast

    Fox Searchlight Pictures, DNA Films and the BBC have pacted to adapt the National Theater production of Alan Bennett’s Olivier-winning “The History Boys” into a feature. Fox Searchlight president Peter Rice, DNA Films’ Andrew Macdonald and BBC Films topper David Thompson announced the project Thursday. The film will mine the same talent that won the […]

  • Box Office: 'Skyscraper' Underperforms; 'Hotel Transylvania

    Box Office: 'Skyscraper' Gets Rocky Start as 'Hotel Transylvania 3' Checks In at No. 1

    Fox Searchlight Pictures, DNA Films and the BBC have pacted to adapt the National Theater production of Alan Bennett’s Olivier-winning “The History Boys” into a feature. Fox Searchlight president Peter Rice, DNA Films’ Andrew Macdonald and BBC Films topper David Thompson announced the project Thursday. The film will mine the same talent that won the […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content