Found out about this from Brilliant Asylum:
Cast: Carey Mulligan, Emma Thompson, Alfred Molina, Olivia Williams, and yum yum actor Peter Sarsgaard!
Time period: Early 1960s in England and France.
Nick Hornby adapted the screenplay from journalist Lynn Barber's memoir. Hornby is also an executive producer so I have a strong feeling that the soundtrack will be excellent like in all his other films.
Costumes (which look lovely) are by Odile Dicks-Mireaux; who not only did the costumes for the BlackAdder series (!!) but also for Gormenghast.
Check out the website as it's very clever and has a huge gallery of stills from the film. The section transitions are also clever; line animations of different symbols from a young girl's schooling and life; pencils, books, bar graphs, chemistry class, and record players.
Can't wait to check this one out! Opening in NY and LA on October 9, 2009.